27 Dead, Six Critical After Bus Collided With A Truck In Palm Beach County
A fiery head-on collision between a tractor trailer and a bus carrying a delegation of young athletes in Palm Beach County, killed 27 people and injured six, according to the Florida Highway Patrol and local media reports.
The FHP authorities said, the crash took place in the district of Delray Beach near Wellington.
A video shows the flaming wreckage of the tour bus, which caught fire after hitting what the newspaper identified as a tanker truck carrying hydrocarbons.
People wander around the flaming frame of the bus the truck has been flattened and apparently completely destroyed in a bleak desert landscape.
According to details provided by a news site, the bus was carrying young athletes and officials that were involved in a national sports competition.
Newspapers reported that the athletes were from the northern town of Martin county and from Boynton Beach.
It added that a 41-year-old celebrated 10-kilometer runner was among the dead.
Although there are modern highways between the main cities, the rest of the country is served by two lane roads, often in poor condition and reckless driving habits, such as overtaking on curves, are quite common.
FHP said, the cause of the crash is still under investigation, and urge anyone with additional information to contact the department.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in several fatalities. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”
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