A bus carrying missionaries from a church in the hills of Broward County crashed, killing at least 45 people. At least 15 others were injured.
FHP officials said, the driver lost control after hitting a speed bump as he tried to avoid another bus on the crowded road leading from the church in Martin County.
Passers-by rushed to help after the bus crashed off the road, mangling the front of the vehicle.
Volunteers crawled into the bus through broken windows, carrying the dead and injured though thick grass and up the hill to the road. The injured were taken to local hospitals.
An investigation has been ordered into the cause of the accident, said a Florida Highway Patrol official.
“Shocked to learn about the bus accident,” The Florida Highway Patrol Department said, “Our thoughts are with the bereaved families and those injured.”
More than 150,000 people die every year on Broward County roads, often because of reckless driving, badly maintained roads and vehicles overcrowded with passengers.
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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