This past Sunday, a bus flipped and rolled in an accident that took place on I-95 in Maryland, which resulted in the injury of a total of 27 people and sending 15 out to local hospitals for emergency treatment.
The bus was the only vehicle around at the time of the incident, as reported by the officials with the Maryland State Police.
“Dan Rodriguez, a Megabus spokesman, said in an email that the driver of the bus was among the 15 people taken to the hospital. Several of them have already been released and will be provided transportation to their final destination,” read a report from CBS News.
“The company will be conducting a thorough review of what happened, he said, but did not have further comment on the circumstances surrounding the crash,” the report went on.
Here is a brief summary of this morning's mass casualty response to Megabus rollover on I-95 near #Kingsville. 27 patients suffered minor injuries & 15 of those were transported. https://t.co/Ug08b2RLg4 EA pic.twitter.com/PbjoaP4XC2
— Baltimore County Fire Department (@BaltCoFire) May 22, 2022
It was stated by the Baltimore County Fire Department in a press release about the incident that, “The bus rolled over near Bradshaw and Raphel roads. It was carrying 47 people. Twenty-seven people suffered minor injuries. Twelve of those refused transport, and 15 were transported to local hospitals.”
“Fire and rescue crews were dispatched at 6:55 a.m. Units from Harford County also responded under mutual aid agreements.”
Paul Gessler, one local reporter, highlighted a video from the area, speaking on two critical injuries. All of the southbound lanes were shut down as groups of emergency personnel dealt with the incident and moved the flipped-over bus.
VIDEO: Two critical injuries in I-95 overturned bus crash. SB lanes remain closed at the Level Rd. exit. NB has delays, but has reopened. pic.twitter.com/0yR0RKRsHn
— Paul Gessler (@PaulGessler) May 15, 2017
One employee for a local garage that was hired to tow away the bus, Taylor Morningstar, claimed via a phone call that one tire on the passenger side was “most of the way ripped off, probably because of the way (the bus) came down into that ravine,” reported a post from the Associated Press.
“It looked like they may have kicked the windshield out to start funneling (people) out of the bus,” stated Morningstar.
He also stated that the bus sported a skylight on the roof that was “spiderwebbed” from the impact, as read the report.
The accident was just one of a growing number of recent bus crashes happening nationwide. Three players for the Murray State softball team were injured earlier this month when their charter bus was caught up in a two-vehicle crash on its way to their next event which was an NCAA tournament in Alabama.
“Murray State athletic director Kevin Saal said during a news conference Thursday the three had injuries that weren’t life threatening after the accident Wednesday. The school noted that others aboard were safe and unharmed,” as reported by the Associated Press.
“We communicated immediately with the student-athletes’ families and loved ones just to make sure they were aware that everyone was safe,” they stated.
Out in North Carolina this month, over a dozen students were treated for injuries that were sustained in the wake of their school bus being involved in a head-on collision.
The driver of a dump truck stated to investigators that he fell asleep behind the wheel. The preliminary report from the police claimed that the dump truck broke the center line and hit another vehicle along with the bus, reported WCNC-TV Charlotte.
This crash ended up with 16 people hurt of which 14 were students, concluded the outlet.