Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The crash of a 15-passenger church van in Blakely that killed four people has raised safety questions.
A 15-passenger van from Tabernacle of Prayer and Deliverance of Columbus blew a right rear tire and rolled over twice October third on U.S. 27. Columbus trial lawyer Jim Butler believes people shouldn't ride in 15-passenger vans. He has sued at least four vehicle manufacturers over the last 18 years. He claims when the vehicles are carrying a full load or are overloaded the center of gravity is high and it's hard for a driver to handle. Albany Transit Drivers who also use large vans agree without proper training the vans can be hard to control.
"They're larger the center of gravity is different they're heavy of course which proposes different challenges in terms of stopping and how you maneuver the vehicle around town as well as one the highway," said Dwain Crosby, Albany transit System Director.
The Georgia Department of Transportation requires a CDL operators license for anyone driving a van with more than 16 passenger seats.