One Killed, 44 Injured in a Tour Bus Accident in Kingman, Arizona (AZ)
PHOENIX, AZ - A news story on mercurynews.com reports on a serious bus accident in Kingman, Arizona. The tragic bus accident caused injuries to 44 passengers, and one passenger was tragically killed.* The injured were transported to the Kingman Regional Medical Center. Two passengers were transported by a medical helicopter.
According to the report, the tour bus was based in Laws Vegas and was traveling to the Grand Canyon. The Mohave County Sheriff's Office stated that the tour bus rolled over in northwestern Arizona, critically injuring two, killing one, and injuring dozens of passengers.
Mohave County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Anita Mortensen explained to the news agencies that the bus accident's cause had not been determined at this time. The report never explained if other vehicles were involved in the crash. A photo from the Mohave County Sheriff's Office showed the tour bus on its side with no signs of either rain or snow. Anita Mortensen stated that two people were critically injured.
The tour bus was traveling 2 1/2 hours from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon West, which is known for the Skywalk glass bridge that gives visitants a view of the Colorado River nearly one mile below. Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, approximately one million visitors a year visit Grand Canyon West.
Keith Holloway, the National Transportation Safety Board spokesman, stated that he could not provide any further details about the bus accident or if the NTSB would be involved in the investigation.
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