A tour bus crossed into oncoming traffic and hit two other cars head-on, injuring five people in Palm Beach County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
It’s unclear why the tour bus crossed into the westbound lanes of Interstate 95 near Boca Raton, 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. Two victims with critical injuries was a 35-year-old and a 32-year-old and they were in one of the two cars the bus hit, the Post reports.
Three other people suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash and were taken to hospitals with injuries that weren’t considered to be life-threatening, said a Palm Beach County Fire spokesman.
The Fire spokesman said, the bus, owned by a Florida-based VTS transport company, seats about 19 passengers. The company didn’t respond to a message seeking comment.
A spokesman for the Palm Beach 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 was 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 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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