Woman Killed in Passenger Bus Crash on Interstate 380 in Moscow, Pennsylvania
The crash occurred at approximately 9 p.m. on October 14 on I-380 South in the Covington Township of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. It is not clear how the crash occurred, but photos from the scene show a passenger bus leaning on its right side in a line of trees.
Multiple ambulances and helicopters responded to the scene. Rescue workers were using ladders to reach injured passengers and pull them to safety. A report on the number of injuries has not been released, but the county coroner confirmed that one woman died in the crash. The woman has not been identified. No other victims have been identified, nor has any information about the bus or bus driver been reported.
The crash closed both southbound lanes of the interstate. Local authorities are investigating and have not yet provided additional details to the public.
According to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, more than 34,000 fatal vehicle crashes occurred in the United States in 2016. These accidents resulted in the deaths of more than 37,000 people. The fatalities averaged 11.6 per 100,000 people and 1.16 per every 100 million miles traveled in the United States.
Pennsylvania’s 2016 fatality rates, according to the IIHS data, were equal to or lower than the national ranges. The state’s individual data shows 9.3 deaths in 2016 per every 100,000 people and 1.16 deaths per every 100 million miles traveled.
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