GWINNETT FIRE/MEDIA ALERT-MULTIPLE VEHICLE AND INJURY ACCIDENT-HIGHWAY 316 E/B AT BUFORD DRIVE IN LAWRENCEVILLE
Gwinnett firefighters are currently on the scene of a multi-vehicle/multi-patient injury accident on Highway 316 E/B at Buford Drive in Lawrenceville. The preliminary information is as follows:
9-people transported with minor to moderate injuries. This includes adults and children. Two of the adults were considered to be in critical condition.
8-people evaluated and released at the scene for minor complaints
1-person deceased at the scene
Total Patients = 18 (including the DOA)
There are 10 are adults and 8 children that were injured in the accident.
One vehicle was underneath a tractor trailer and was engulfed in flames when fire crews arrived. The driver of that vehicle is deceased at the scene. There are a total of 8 vehicles involved in the crash.
The accident is currently under investigation by the Lawrenceville Police Department. Please contact the Lawrenceville Police PIO for media release information. Highway 316 E/B will be closed for a considerable time due to the wreckage and accident investigation. Police are diverting traffic from the area