Several People Injured in Highway 99 Greyhound Bus Accident
On the morning of October 19, fourteen people were injured in a Greyhound bus accident that occurred on Highway 99 near Traver, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
Officials said that there were 30 to 35 passengers on the bus when it veered off southbound Highway 99 and drove through two barbed wire fences, a small hill, and a cotton bin before finally coming to rest in a field.
Passengers described a scene of chaos, with items and people “flying around.”
The injuries were minor for the most part – cuts, bruises, and a few lacerations.
Investigators do not suspect alcohol and/or drugs to be involved in the incident. The bus, which was on a journey to Los Angeles from Oregon, crashed about five hours after stopping in Sacramento, where the drivers were switched out.
Passengers sitting in the front of the bus said that the driver suffered some kind of medical issue and passed out prior to the crash.
At this time, the investigation is still ongoing. The bus will be thoroughly inspected at a station in Los Angeles.
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