2 Dead, Several Injured After Charter Bus Crashes In Palm Beach County
The Florida Highway Patrol said, two people are dead and several injured following a crash involving a charter bus that was transporting 10 children and five adults on Interstate 95 near Boca Raton in Palm Beach County.
The bus, carrying a group from a New Delray Beach organization, was traveling southbound when it veered off the highway and struck part of a bridge embankment structure near Wellington, about 10 miles north of Boca Raton .
The 22-year-old male bus driver and another person, whose age and name is unknown, were killed in the crash. The 13 other passengers suffered injuries ranging from minor to critical, a Florida Highway Patrol Sergeant said during a briefing.
Florida Highway Patrol also said the unidentified driver might have suffered a medical incident, possibly a seizure. He was ejected from the bus when it veered west off the roadway and struck the dirt embankment, FHP said. The front of the bus sustained significant damage, leading to the two deaths, he said.
The Florida Highway Patrol said, three medical helicopters responded and dozens of ambulance and fire crews transported occupants of the bus to hospitals. Authorities said, five people had to be extricated from the wreckage.
Authorities closed one lane of traffic in the area, causing extensive backups 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 a 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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