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11 Injured in Bus Crash on the Golden Gate Bridge

A casino bus crashed into two stopped vehicles on the Golden Gate Bridge which led to 11 people becoming injured.

Details on the Bus Crash

The SFGate reports that the crash occurred around 12:42 p.m. Wednesday in the southbound lanes of the Golden Gate Bridge. It happened when a car was at a complete stop at a toll and was hit from behind by another car, which was in turn rear-ended by the casino bus carrying 49 passengers.

The crash caused the southbound lanes on the bridge to be closed down for almost an hour, and they finally re-opened around 1:33 p.m.

The 11 passengers that were injured in the crash were all transported to a hospital with minor injuries.

Bus Crash Statistics

The following information was provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation:

  • The number of crashes resulting in injuries involving large trucks or buses increased by 62 percent from 60,000 in 2009 to 97,000 in 2015.
  • From 2005 to 2015, intercity buses accounted for 13 percent, and school buses and transit buses accounted for 41 percent and 33 percent, respectively, for all buses involved in crashes that were fatal.
  • Between 2014 and 2015, the number of buses involved in crashes that caused fatalities increased from 236 to 261, which is an increase of 11 percent.

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