New surveillance video shows moments ‘Pedal Pub’ crashed, injuring 15 people, 2 critically

ATLANTA — New surveillance video released by Atlanta police shows the moments a “pedal pub” truck flipped over in Midtown Atlanta, injuring 15 people.

The accident happened Saturday at the intersection of 14th Street and West Peachtree Street. Police said the vehicle was trying to turn but was going too fast and flipped over.

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All 15 people on board were injured, two critically and three seriously.

Police say the driver of the pedal pub, who was meant to be steering the vehicle, was charged with DUI and a business permit violation.


Police have identified the driver as 28-year-old James Anthony Johnson. The owner of the company, John Rapp IV, was also issued a citation for not having a valid sight-seeing permit.

Todd Treml, President of Pedal Pub Development, LLC, the franchisor of independently owned and operated Pedal Pubs around the country issued a statement saying:

“The safety of our customers is our top priority, so we were shocked and saddened to learn of the situation involving one of the independently owned and operated franchises in Atlanta. Pedal Pub Development is thankful to the bystanders and first responders who rushed into action. We will continue to follow the updates involving the Atlanta franchise, keeping all those who are impacted in our thoughts and prayers.”

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Surveillance video shows the Pedal Pub slide into the frame on its side and the passengers scrambling to get out of the toppled vehicle. The passengers then flip the vehicle back upright to help passengers trapped underneath.

Police also released body camera video from an officer responding to the scene, who says that several people are bleeding and one may have a serious head injury.

Police said that none of the victims appeared to have life-threatening injuries. The victims haven’t been identified.

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