Teen driver blamed for fire truck crash, accused of breaking law

(Source: WGCL)

In the midst of recovering from a violent crash in Jonesboro, 18-year-old Safiyyah Muhammad could now face a fine and points on her license.

CBS46 found out the teen didn't properly buckle her 6-year-old sister into the car.

Muhammad ran a red light and slammed into a fire truck at the intersection of Old Dixie Highway and Upper Riverdale Road Wednesday.

According to state law, children under 8-years-old should be in the backseat, in a booster seat.

Georgia State Patrol said 6-year-old Akhirah Muhammad was only strapped in the front.

“There is a 59 percent less likely chance that a child would get injured if they’re in a crash,” said AAA spokesperson Garrett Townsend.

Her 10-year-old sister was buckled in the backseat.

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egelston would not release the condition of the little girls. We’ve requested an update on the condition of Muhammad.

CBS46 also uncovered hundreds of accidents at Clayton County intersection.

According to the Georgia department of Transportation, there have been almost 700 car accidents at that location in the last five years.

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