Miami Airport Bus Crash Kills 2 Passengers, Critically Injures 3

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Posted on 1st December 2012 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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Two elderly passengers were killed Saturday, and three others critically hurt, when their bus hit a concrete overpass at Miami International Airport, according to the Associated Press.

http://www.sfgate.com/nation/article/2-die-in-Miami-church-group-bus-crash-4083996.php

The accident happened when the driver of the bus, which was transporting 32 members of a church group, got lost at the airport, AP reported. The bus struck the 8-foot-6-inch entrance to the arrival area, instead of going to the departure area, where clearance was higher, AP said.

One passenger died at the scene and another died at a local hospital. Three people had serious injuries and were hospitalized.

The group on the bus were Jehovah’s Witnesses from Sweetwater who were traveling to a convention in West Palm Beach, according to AP. The bus was owned by Miami Bus Service Corp.

There are several warning signs at the airport telling drivers in big vehicles not to go beneath the low concrete overpass, AP reported. One says “High Vehicle STOP Turn Left.” The second one says vehicles higher than 8-foot-6 have to turn left.

AP said that the bus driver was being interviewed by authorities, and it wasn’t known if charges would be filed against him.

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