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.
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.
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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