ATV riders swarm busy streets in parts of metro Atlanta

ATLANTA — Drivers in parts of metro Atlanta were forced to share the road with hundreds of all-terrain vehicle riders Sunday afternoon.

Three people were arrested and one person riding a dirt bike was taken to the hospital after he collided with a car, according to police.

Channel 2 Action News obtained video of riders performing tricks on busy roads including Hollowell Parkway and James Jackson Parkway and Peachtree Street in Buckhead.

At one point in the video, you see an ATV almost collide with another vehicle.

Buckhead business owner TJ Callaway showed Channel 2's Michael Seiden video he shot of the riders.

He said dozens of ATV and dirtbike riders popped wheelies and weaved in and out of traffic. They came close to running him and his family off the road.

"Someone will die is this continues," Callaway said.


Paymon Farzaneh said an ATV struck him while he was pushing his bike in the crosswalk.

“I got off the bus. I had the signal to cross. I was crossing and he was coming so fast. I saw him. I left the bike and got out the way," he said.

The rider was one of the three people arrested.

The Atlanta Police Department says they are increasing patrols.