Seven Killed in Bus Crash on the Way to Phoenix
Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Aug 31, 2018 in Auto Accidents
Seven people have been killed and numerous others injured in a fatal bus accident on Thursday afternoon. According to the New Mexico State Police, the crash occurred on Interstate 40 near the town of Thoreau, New Mexico, along the Arizona border.
Shortly before noon, a semi-truck traveling eastbound had a tire blowout which caused it to veer into oncoming traffic and crash head-on into a Greyhound bus.
A total of 49 Greyhound passengers were traveling from Albuquerque to Phoenix when the accident occurred. The bus was expected to arrive in Phoenix at about 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.
When emergency responders first arrived, they were able to sift through the wreckage and extract victims from the bus. The crash left the bus with significant front-end damage and the semi-truck on its side with its cargo scattered across the highway and median.
New Mexico State Police have reported that the truck driver did not suffer any life-threatening injuries. However, there were multiple reports of serious injuries among passengers aboard the commercial bus.
Passengers were transported to several nearby hospitals, including Gallup Indian Medical Center and Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital. The most critical victims were sent to the University of New Mexico Hospital for treatment.
A phone line has been set up for family members seeking information regarding any loved ones they believe were on the bus.
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