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2 Dead, 13 Injured in Greyhound Bus Crash

Destiny Baker3 years ago

Two men are dead and 13 people are injured after a wrong-way driver collided head-on with a Greyhound bus and a Ford Expedition near the Florida-Georgia border late Friday night.

About the Fatal Head-On Collision

According to WJXT, 91-year-old Ernest Lee Holmes of High Springs, Florida was traveling south in the northbound lanes of Interstate 75 when he struck the Greyhound bus and SUV near mile marker 449, roughly 10 miles south of Jasper, Florida.

Police reports indicated that Holmes was killed in the accident as was the driver of the SUV, Peter Linek, 55. Troopers also stated that 13 of the 42 passengers on the Greyhound bus had sustained injuries from the collision.

The current timeline of the accident has the bus leaving Orlando around 8:15 pm and stopping in Gainesville before continuing toward Atlanta. Florida Highway Patrol received a call about the crash shortly before midnight.

Bus Accident Statistics

  • According to the national highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 54,000 bus accidents reported in 2010.
  • These accidents resulted in 278 deaths and roughly 27,000 injuries.
  • In 2011, the number of bus accidents increased to 56,000 causing 283 deaths.

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