At least two people are dead and several others injured after a chartered bus overturned in the center median of a busy highway near Dallas, Texas on Thursday, according to authorities. The bus was carrying approximately thirty people when it suddenly slid off the highway in Irving, just east of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, stated Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Lonny Haschel. Haschel said that the bus was travelling north to a casino, possibly in Oklahoma, and that two deaths have been confirmed.
The bus was travelling along State Highway 161 when it rolled into the center median. Emergency workers and police used ladders to get on top of the bus in order to reach injured passengers. Medical helicopters arrived on scene and some passengers were being wheeled on stretchers to ambulances.
Six passengers were transported from the scene of the accident to Las Colinas Medical Center in Irving. Tyler Adams, a hospital spokesman, stated that he believed more passengers were going to be transported to that facility. The hospital did not release the conditions of the patients. Passengers were also transported to Baylor Medical Center in Irving. The bus belongs to Cardinal Coach Line. The company refused to release a statement. The crash caused traffic in the area to back up for several miles.
At least 2 killed when bus overturns in Texas, www.palmbeachpost.com April 11, 2013
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