Talk about Safety of Bars on Wheels: Pedal Pub Crash that Injures 15


Camera captured the terrifying moment that a pedal pub in downtown Atlanta, Georgia flipped over, trapping revelers below it.  

Within seconds, passersby ran to the rescue of the injured and fixed it.  

“I saw it flip over to the side and immediately the public came running out of their cars, taking it back up and saving people that were lying underneath,”One witness stated. “People were clearly hurt.”  

Five passengers sustained severe injuries in the accident, while 10 other suffered minor injuries.  

The crash happened when the pedal pub’s driver, 28-year-old James Anthony Johnson, took a left turn too fast and flipped, according to police. He was arrested for DUI.  

These pedal bars, such as the one that flipped on, are partially powered and operated by passengers in cities all across the United States. They’re popular with tourists looking to celebrate birthdays, bachelorette parties and other notable moments.  

A recent Inside Edition investigation found that pedal bars and other similar vehicles pose serious safety risks.   

A video shows a Nashville party bus come to an abrupt halt after someone ran in front of it. This sent passengers flying. Another incident was captured in video. An apparently drunken man ran in front of the bus, sending passengers flying.  

His head bounced off a side car. He was unfazed and walked away. Inside Edition was told by the owners of the pedal Tavern that the man who fell into the street wasn’t a paying customer. They had also told him to get out. The owners also stated that they check IDs and screen for guests who are under the influence. 

Inside Edition tagged along on a party bike tour with a group celebrating a reveler’s 21st birthday in Nashville.  

Before you set off, there was a brief safety briefing. The company owned the party bike. It averages 10 miles an hour. Drinking games are encouraged. The group answered yes when asked if they felt safe while riding. 

Some residents, like Jim Schmitz, are the spokesperson. “Safe Fun Nashville,”They want more regulations to ensure safe partying in the city. 

“We’ve seen the videos, and those are just the ones that have been captured on video of people falling off. It’s just a matter of time before it happens again,” Schmitz said.