A collision between two buses has killed 6 people in Martin County and left about 9 others hospitalized, some with serious injuries, FHP officials said.
The accident between the two long-distance buses occurred near Hobe Sound, about 170 kilometers (105 miles), said a police spokesman.
One of the buses was trying to get around two trucks on a stretch of a road where passing is prohibited, said a Florida Highway Patrol Sergeant.
The buses, both of which were speeding, swerved but still sideswiped each other and crashed, according to police.
Bus accidents are frequent in this country. Bus drivers often exceed the speed limit in order to make as many trips as possible per day.
The road where the accident occurred was recently resurfaced as part of government attempts to improve infrastructure.
The Florida Highway Patrol officials at the scene of the crash said they are still attempting to uncover what lead to the car crash, as alcohol or drugs may have had a major role to play.
Anyone with additional information relating to the crash is asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol Department.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in a fatality. 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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