Early Wednesday morning, a collision of a Greyhound bus and a tractor-trailer resulted to the death of a woman, seriously injuring four victims and sending dozens to the hospital. Authorities said that the wreck occurred at I- 80 in central Pennsylvania.
According to the state police, the mishap happened at 1:45 o’clock in the morning along the west lanes of I-80 at White Deer Twp in Union County just about 60 miles north of Harrisburg.
Greyhound spokesperson Alexandra Pedrini reported that there were 50 people on board the bus and 45 of them including the driver were transported to five hospitals. The bus was on its way to New York City from Cleveland. She added that the driver had been employed by the company for more than 12 years.
The operator of the tractor-trailer was identified as Akos Gubica, age 36, and resident of New Jersey. He said that his rig was hit from the rear by the bus. Pedrini did not give any comment of the rig driver’s statement. She said that the bus company is cooperating with authorities in their investigation and they are also conducting an internal probe.
Four of the 17 victims sent to the Medical Center of Geisinger were in critical condition, while two were listed as serious and 11 were in stable condition. Fourteen victims were delivered to the Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg but were not able to give immediately the victims’ conditions.
Pedrini stated that she learned that at least 16 people delivered to the hospitals had been treated and later released.
Due to the mishap, the westbound lanes of the interstate were closed but one lane was opened just before 5:00 o’clock in the morning of Wednesday.
Part of I-80 was closed for traffic in Pennsylvania right after a fatal bus crash of at least one person early Wednesday morning.
It was about 2:00 o’clock in the morning when the New York City bound for Ohio Greyhound Charter bus crashed near Williamsport’s exit.
Relief busses arrived in Philadelphia to get the uninjured passengers, as well as those who had been treated and released from the hospital.
Authorities confirmed that an early morning that a collision occurred between a Greyhound bus and a tractor-trailer in central Pennsylvania. State police said a woman was killed in that crash I-80 in White Deer Township in Union County.
This is not the first time a Greyhound bus from New York City has crashed in Pennsylvania. In the year 2011, a Greyhound bus driver who was bound for St. Louis for unknown reasons lost control at the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The bus careened across the highway and ascended an embankment before it landed on its side on the interstate.
One woman was trapped inside while 14 people were delivered to area hospitals.
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