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Multi-Vehicle Crash at Grand Canyon Injures 9

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Tina Robinson3 years ago

Authorities are investigating a multi-vehicle crash between a tour bus, minivan and sedan that left nine people injured, as reported in the AZ Daily Sun.

More about the Grand Canyon Crash

Officials from the National Park Service say the crash happened at about 2 p.m. on Thursday near the East Rim section of the park. Chief Ranger Bill Wright told reporters that the accident appeared to be a head-on collision between a tour bus and sedan. Also involved in the crash was a minivan and two parked vehicles.

About a dozen people were aboard the tour bus when the collision occurred. One person was transported by helicopter to Flagstaff Medical Center with serious injuries. Another person was also transported to that hospital with undisclosed injuries. An additional seven people were taken by ambulance to hospitals for treatment.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Arizona Motor Vehicle Crash Facts

The following data is provided by the Arizona Department of Transportation.

  • In 2012, there were 821 people killed and 49,896 people injured in motor vehicle crashes. Statewide that year there were a total of 103,637 motor vehicle accidents.
  • Of those killed, 57.86% were drivers, 24% were passengers, 15.96% were pedestrians, and 2.19% were pedalcyclists.
  • About 80% of motor vehicle crashes occurred in urban areas. 

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