A fiery head-on collision between a semi-truck and a bus carrying a delegation of young athletes in Palm Beach County killed 31 people and injured nine, according to the Florida Highway Patrol and local media reports.
The FHP authorities said the crash took place just before 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.
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 Wellington and from Delray Beach.
It added that a 31-year old 10-kilometer runner was among the dead.
Although there are modern highways between the main cities, the rest of the county is served by two-lane roads, often in poor condition and reckless driving habits, such as overtaking on curves, is quite common.
The crash is still under investigation.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident involving two vehicles (a semi-trailer truck and a bus), which ultimately, resulted in the death of 31 people. 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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