Bus Crash Injures 34 In Western Ohio

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Posted on 14th September 2013 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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At least 34 people were injured early Saturday morning when a Greyhound bus in western Ohio struck a tree and turned over on its side, according to The Indy Channel.

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/greyhound-bus-with-more-than-80-people-on-board-crashes-in-ohio

The accident took place around 4 a.m. on Interstate 75, not far from Cincinnati, in Liberty Township, Ohio.

The Butler County Emergency Operations Center said that 34 people were transported to local hospitals with injuries ranging from minor to severe. Twenty eight were taken by ambulance and six by helicopter, authorities said.

The bus was en route from Cincinnati to Detroit, and it had 51 passengers and the driver on-board.

The crash is under investigation, but a bus passenger interviewed by The Indy Channel said that right before the crash the driver was slumped over the wheel, as if asleep or having a medical problem. A female passenger yelled “Wake up!,” but it was too late.

The bus veered off the road, hit a tree, rolled over at least twice and ended up in a cornfield, the witness said.

 

California Tour Bus Crash Injures 10

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Posted on 2nd September 2013 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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A tour bus en route from Los Angeles to an Indian casino crashed Sunday night, injuring 10 people, according to the Associated Press.

http://www.twincities.com/national/ci_23998387/10-injured-calif-tour-bus-crash?source=rss

The accident, which is under investigation, took place in Temecula, Calif., about 25 miles from the bus’s destination, Casino Pauma in north San Diego County.

There were 18 people on the bus when it swerved off a road at close to 11 p.m. Sunday, AP reported. Nine passengers and the driver, 50, were taken to the hospital, with the worst injury being a cut on the head. Hopefully, doctors will check to be sure this victim hasn’t sustained a concussion.

The bus driver told authorities that his brakes failed when he was coming into a curve, resulting in him hitting a guard rail and going into the trees and stones, according to AP.

There was another recent accident involving a tour bus traveling to an Indian casino in Southern California.

A bus on its way to the San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino overturned on Aug. 23, injuring more than 50 people.