Tourist Bus Crashes in Germany; Nine Seriously Injured
HEIDELBERG, GERMANY – October 12, 2018 (tvnz.co.nz) A tourist bus carrying more than 30 passengers, including Americans, crashed October 12 in Heidelberg, Germany, according to an online news report from tvnz.co.nz.*
Reports indicate 35 people from the United States, Canada, and Australia were on board the bus, which crashed into a truck filled with tires. Nine people were seriously injured, and four people are said to be in critical condition. It is not clear how the bus crash occurred, and none of the victims has been identified at this time.
Five rescue helicopters and seven ambulances were called to the scene to treat injured passengers. No additional information is available at this time.
Less than two months ago, a deadly bus crash occurred in New Mexico, when a Greyhound bus and a semi-truck collided head-on.
The collision occurred in the afternoon on August 30 on Interstate 40, about 100 miles from Albuquerque, New Mexico. A semi-truck traveling eastbound on I-40 reportedly blew a tire, and the driver lost control. The semi-truck veered across the center median of the roadway and into the westbound lanes of travel, striking a Greyhound passenger bus head-on.
Video from the scene showed the semi-truck overturned across the median and spread across both westbound lanes of I-40. Its contents were littered about the interstate. The bus was shown with a huge hole in the front end. A total of 49 passengers were on the bus, not including the driver, according to a statement from Greyhound. The bus was traveling from Albuquerque to Phoenix, Arizona, then to Los Angeles, California. Seven people were confirmed dead at this time, and dozens more were injured.
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