Bus Rollover In Texas Injures All 21 Passengers

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Posted on 10th July 2011 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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A charter bus in Texas flipped over early Friday morning, and all 21 of its passengers had to be treated for injuries at local hospitals, CNN reported.  

 http://www-cgi.cnn.com/2011/US/07/01/texas.bus.crash/index.html

Two of the passengers on the Mares Bus Lines vehicle, which had come from Mexico, sustained head injuries and were transported by helicopter to University Hospital in San Antonio. Several other passengers were airlifted to hospitals in Austin, including a 4-year-old girl who had a broken leg . She was was taken to Dell Children’s Medical Center, according to CNN.

The accident took place near San Marcos, Texas, at 4:30 a.m. Friday. The charter bus started veering off Interstate 35, and “the driver overcorrected and the bus turned over,” according to CNN.

The bus was traveling to Dallas, Chicago and Des Moines.   

Texas Bus Accident Injures 19, With One Woman In A Coma

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Posted on 3rd July 2011 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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 There have been a seemingly endless series of bus crashes this year, with the latest one happening in Texas, sending 19 people to the hospital.

Friday morning’s accident took place on Interstate 35 in San Marcos, Texas, according to the American-Statesman of Austin. The bus was going north at 4:15 a.m. when it went off the road. The driver “overcorrected,” the paper said, and the bus tipped over on its side.

http://www.statesman.com/news/local/nineteen-people-hospitalized-after-bus-crash-1576191.html

As a result of the accident, one woman who sustained head and neck injuries was placed in a medically induced coma. She was on life support. In addition, a 4-year-old girl had to have her leg amputated. Nineteen people were hospitalized.

The bus was en route from Dallas to Laredo. It is owned by Mares Bus Lines Inc. of Dallas.

The Austin newspaper reported that the bus company during the past two years had received a number of citations,m including some for driver fatigue and unsafe drriving, from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.