Church Bus Crash Leaves At Least 1 Dead, Dozens Injured In Martin County

One person was killed and dozens injured after a charter bus carrying student missionaries from a Martin County church overturned officials said.


The crash took place along Jensen Beach in Martin County , Florida Highway Patrol Officials reported.

Fire officials told The Post that person is dead, another critical, and 38 injured in total. Some of 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 air ambulances 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 reported that one of its buses carrying student missionaries was involved in a crash while traveling to the airport.

“PRAY! One of the buses with the student ministry mission had an accident on the way to the airport. Several serious injuries. Please pray for those injured and parents as they travel,” the post said.

“We know there was a wreck with some injuries. Some critical,” a FHP spokesman said. “That’s all we know right now. We are trying to get more information.”

Circumstances surrounding the cause of the crash were not immediately available.


Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “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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