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One Dead, 19 Hurt in Greyhound Bus Collision

Tina Robinson2 years ago

Wayne County sheriff’s deputies responded to a fatal collision between a Greyhound bus and a Ford Mustang on Sunday morning, according to USA Today. The crash left one man dead and 19 bus passengers injured.

About the Greyhound Bus Accident

The accident happened at approximately 7 a.m. on I-70 west of mile marker 149 in Richmond, Ind. A 1990 Ford Mustang and a Greyhound bus collided in the eastbound lanes. Police said the Mustang had been reported stolen from a Love’s Truck Stop in Richmond prior to the crash.

Authorities say the driver of the Mustang, identified as Phillip Lloyd, appeared to have been driving west in the eastbound lanes of I-70 when the two vehicles collided. Lloyd was pronounced dead at the scene.

19 passengers on the Greyhound bus also sustained injuries in the crash and were taken to Reid Hospital for treatment. One passenger was transported by helicopter to an Indianapolis hospital for additional treatment.

Indiana Car Crash Statistics

The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute provides the following statistics about motor vehicle accidents in 2011:

  • Traffic collisions decreased by 2.5 percent between 2010 and 2011 with a total of 188,132 collisions in 2011.
  • That year there were a total of 674 fatal collisions which resulted in 749 fatalities statewide.
  • Speed-related crashes accounted for 19.4 percent of all fatal collisions.
  • The economic cost of motor vehicle accidents in 2011 was nearly $4.4 billion.
  • Approximately 133 fatal crashes and 140 fatalities were alcohol-related.

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