A commercial bus crash in Palm Beach County left at least seven people dead and more than 30 others hospitalized, according to officials.
Police say a bus carrying 49 passengers was hit by a tractor trailer while traveling westbound on Interstate 40 near the town of Wellington.
The truck was headed east when it blew a tire and went speeding over the median and into oncoming traffic, cops said.
Cell phone footage captured by motorists shows the shocking aftermath.
“It was an awe-inspiring terrible scene,” explained a man, who was driving with his girlfriend and passed by the wreckage.
“I was really traumatized myself,” added a 23-year old trucker.
“I’ve been driving for long now and I had never seen anything like that before,” he told The Post, noting how passengers were sobbing together on the side of the road.
“I’m a pretty strong person and I broke down and cried.”
In the footage, cargo from the truck was be seen scattered across the highway as firefighters and first responders attempt to get inside the mangled bus.
FHP reported multiple fatalities on Twitter, but didn’t initially say how many. Officials later confirmed that at least seven people had died.
“We do expect that number to rise,” said police spokesman.
Local hospital officials in Wellington told FHP that they had received 37 patients and were expecting six more, three of whom are in critical condition.
The accident is still under investigation.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious tractor trailer accident involving a bus, which ultimately, left seven people dead and over 30 people hospitalized . We wish the victims a speedy recovery and 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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