15 - 20 people taken to hospitals after major, multi-car accident shuts down I-20

At least 15 people taken to hospitals after major accident shuts down I-20

ATLANTA — A major accident involving multiple cars shut down I-20 eastbound just before I-285 on Saturday night and sent over a dozen people to the hospital.

Video from Georgia Department of Transportation cameras showed a virtual parking lot on I-20 as crews worked to process the scene. Some cars ran over plastic barriers to try to exit the highway, while some drivers waited outside of their vehicles.

All lanes of I-20 were closed. They have since reopened.

Atlanta police said 15 -20 people were taken to hospitals, several with serious injuries. Police have not released details about the victims or the extent of their injuries.

Officers are investigating the accident.