A tour bus crash injured more than two dozen passengers after it crashed and flipped on the I-70 in Washington County, officials said. The bus, which carried 27 passengers, was traveling from New York to Columbus, Ohio when it collided with a Honda sports utility vehicle near the Jefferson Avenue exit.
According to state police, the Honda veered into the right lane, where the bus was driving, and sideswept it. The collision caused the bus to lose control and flip on its side, officials said.
Sixteen passengers were treated for non-life threatening injuries at Washington Hospital. Other passengers were treated at a hospital in Canonsburg. The driver was ejected from the bus and taken to a Pittsburgh hospital.
The driver of the Honda, Killian Duncan of Wayne, was not hurt from the crash. He will receive a citation for sideswiping the bus, officials said.
Passenger Prakash Phannickal said that passengers received no assistance escaping the bus after the crash. The lights went out and the smell of diesel fuel filled the air, he said. “I was the last person to get out of the bus because I was helping this lady out and she bled all over my coat.”
The North Carolina-based Hermes Luxury Coach sent another bus to take passengers to Columbus.
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