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At Least 30 Injured in CT Charter Bus Accident

Jonathan Hernandez8 months ago

Multiple sources are reporting that a charter bus carrying 70 passengers was driving though a snowstorm to a casino when it rolled over and flipped onto its side on Monday.

Details about the Charter Bus Rollover

The accident injured at least 30 people and closed the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Connecticut.

The bus was en route to the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut from New York City. The accident happened at about 12:30 p.m. in Madison just west of New Haven.

Kelly Grant, a state police trooper said that there were about 70 people on the bus at the time of the accident. Passengers on the bus that were injured were taken to several hospitals, including the Yale-New Haven Hospital.

A Yale Hospital spokesman, Mark D’Antonio, said that the hospital received eight people, much less than the 30 patients they were told to expect. One person suffered several broken bones and the others were less seriously injured with minor cuts and bruises.

The accident happened in the middle of a snowstorm that was forecast to drop at least a foot of snow in the area.

Those that were not injured were taken to a nearby gym.

Important Information about Driving on Icy Roads

According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHA):  

  • Over 70 percent of the roads in the United States are located in areas that receive a lot of snow – 70 percent of the population in the United States live in areas that receive five or more inches of snowfall annually.
  • Each year, over 1,300 people are killed and more than 116,800 people are injured in car accidents that happen on snowy, slushy, or icy pavement.
  • Every year, 24 percent of weather-related car accidents happen on snowy, slushy, and icy roads – another 15 percent of those happen during snowfall or sleet.

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