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24 Injured, Two Dead In Horrific Martin County Bus Crash

A charter bus crossed into oncoming traffic and hit two cars head-on, killing two men and injuring 24 others in Martin County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

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It’s unclear why the bus crossed into the westbound lanes of Interstate 95 near Hobe Sound, about 100 miles northeast of Florida, a FHP Officer said.

There was no remarkable weather in the area at the time of the collision, he said. The two men killed were a 55-year-old and a 22-year-old. They were in one of the two cars the bus hit, The Post reports. 13 people suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash, and 11 others were taken to hospitals with injuries that weren’t considered to be life-threatening, said a Martin County Fire spokesman.

The Fire spokesman said,the bus was owned by a Florida-based A&F Tours Inc. and seats about 30 passengers. The company didn’t respond to a message seeking a comment. A spokesman for the Martin County Motor Carrier Safety Administration, said the agency would assist in a post-crash assessment, including an examination of both the vehicle and the bus company’s safety record.

The highway remained closed in both directions.

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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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