Airplane accidents make big news when they happen, but that’s mostly because serious incidents are so rare when compared to traffic accidents. Unfortunately, the potential dangers of traveling by road became obvious last night when a Greyhound bus collided with an overturned SUV on the fast lane of northbound California Highway 99. The crash claimed the lives of six passengers. At least 34 others were injured in the accident, six of which reportedly sustained moderate injuries.
Reports about the accident are a little murky. We know where it happened and who was on board. We even know that it happened 2:15 AM and that the bus was traveling from Los Angeles to Sacramento. But authorities are unclear about exactly what happened last night.
The Greyhound bus apparently hit an SUV that had overturned on the highway’s fast lane. After colliding with that vehicle, the bus may have then struck another. It’s unclear whether anyone was inside the overturned SUV. If so, it seems unlikely that any passengers would have survived the combination of accidents.
Tomothy Spokes, a representative for Greyhound, says that the company sent relief buses for uninjured passengers.
An investigation is underway to determine the details of the accident. Currently there is no mention of any wrongdoing by Greyhound or the bus’s driver.
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