A crash involving a commercial passenger bus and three other vehicles on a Palm Beach highway killed three people and injured 14 others, some critically, police authorities said.
One of the people killed was in a car that struck a pickup truck from behind.
The bus driver took evasive action to avoid hitting the disabled car and its driver, who was ejected, but the bus driver lost control and the bus rolled onto its right side. It was then sideswiped by a tractor trailer, according to police report.
Palm Beach Fire Rescue said, emergency crews had to extricate several people who were trapped in the bus using a tool that pries open parts of a vehicle.
At least two of the injured were airlifted from the scene by medical helicopters.
It wasn’t immediately known whether the other two people who died were bus passengers or were in one of the other vehicles involved.
Police said, the names of the three dead were being withheld until relatives could be notified.
According to the bus company’s president, two drivers were on the bus and they were among those hospitalized. Travelers who didn’t require hospital treatment were placed on another bus.
He also said, that the company has cooperated with authorities and will help provide transportation for any passengers upon their release from the hospital.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in 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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