Dozens have been injured after a bus carrying student missionaries from a Martin County church overturned, officials said.
The crash took place near Jensen Beach in Martin County, Florida Highway Patrol officials reported.
Fire officials told The Post that five people are critical and 8 others injured in total. Some of the injured included children.
A Martin County Fire Chief told the Associated Press that crews are working to cut another person out of the bus, but their condition was not immediately available.
Three medivacs were brought in to transport patients along with several Grady EMS ambulances, according to FHP.
Images from television news helicopters showed the charter bus completely overturned, with portions of it crushed and resting next to a dark-colored sedan.
A Church in Hobe Sound in Martin County reported that one of its buses with its student ministry mission was involved in a crash while traveling to the airport.
Circumstances surrounding the cause of the crash were not immediately available.
The Florida Highway Patrol is urging anyone with additional information concerning the crash to contact the Martin County Police Department or the FHP Department.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in injuries. 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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