Greyhound bus accident in Baltimore sends 34 to hospitals |

Greyhound bus accident in Baltimore sends 34 to hospitals

Associated Press Writer

BALTIMORE – A Greyhound bus ran off a highway during a heavy downpour and overturned onto its side Monday, sending 34 people to hospitals, including several who were seriously hurt, officials said.Sections of Interstate 95 on the eastern edge of Baltimore were closed for several hours after the 6 a.m. crash of the Washington-to-Philadelphia bus. Two people were trapped in the bus and had to be pulled out by rescue crews, fire officials said.The accident happened just after a tractor-trailer passed the bus and kicked up road spray, said Gary McLhinney, chief of the Maryland Transportation Authority.”The driver of the bus changed lanes, at which point she lost control of the vehicle,” he said.There were 33 passengers and a female driver on the bus, Greyhound spokeswoman Anna Folmnsbee said. Everyone was taken to hospitals to be checked out, fire officials said.Of the five most seriously injured patients, one was in critical but stable condition, two were in serious but stable condition and two were fair, a hospital spokeswoman said.

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