Atlanta tourist hit by part of billboard


A tourist is recovering at Grady Hospital after being hit by a part of a billboard near the Hard Rock Cafe in Atlanta.

Firefighters said the woman was walking along Peachtree St. around 6:30 Saturday night when the piece fell. Crews were trying repair part of the billboard that changes the message.

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“One of the the slats that comprises the message came loose and hit the person on the street,” Atlanta Fire Cpt. Bill May told WSB Radio.

Firefighters said its an isolated incident. All of the surrounding billboards were secured.

The victim is in good condition. Police have not released her name or where she is from.