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20 Injured in Arizona Bus Crash

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

20 people were injured in Arizona Thursday morning when a tour bus overturned near the Arizona-Mexico border.

About the Bus Crash

According to Fox News, the bus was carrying 52 people when it overturned in Yuma County.

The bus was traveling on a dirt road near a field as part of an agricultural sightseeing trip when it turned over as it was making a turn on an embankment.

At least two of the injured were airlifted to Phoenix-area hospitals while many others were taken to Yuma hospitals including Yuma Regional medical Center for treatment.

Authorities have not yet determined the cause of the accident, but reports indicate the bus’s back tire went into soft soil at the edge of the embankment.

The bus was operated by Tour West America.

National Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 33,561 people lost their lives in auto accidents in 2012 – a 3.3-percent increase over 2011 when 32,479 deaths were recorded.
  • Of those killed in motor vehicle accidents:
  • Another 2,362,000 people were injured in auto accidents in 2012.

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