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3 Dead, 22 Injured in New Mexico Bus Crash

Three people are dead and 22 are injured following a collision involving a passenger bus and three other vehicles in Bernalillo, New Mexico.

Details of the New Mexico Bus Crash

According to U.S. News, the fatal crash occurred early Sunday along Interstate 25, about 18 miles north of Albuquerque.

While the cause of the fatal collision was immediately released, Sandoval County Fire Chief James Maxon did reveal that the collision involved a passenger bus, an 18-wheeler, a pickup, and a car.

Emergency crews had to extricate several people who were trapped in the bus using a tool that pries apart sections of a vehicle.

It is currently unknown whether the three deceased victims were passenger of the bus or if they were traveling in other vehicles involved. Maxon did say that 35 people were on the bus at the time of the collision and that emergency responder assessed 38 people.

Large Truck and Bus Accident Statistics

  • According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 3,978 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes.
  • The number of injury crashes involving buses and large trucks increased by 55 percent between 2009 and 2014.
  • From 2004 to 2014, intercity bus accidents accounted for 13 percent of all fatal bus crashes. School buses accounted for 41 percent and transit buses accounted for 33 percent.

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