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Prison Bus Crash Seriously Injures 3

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Lauren Fernandez2 years ago

A prison bus crash in Arizona left the driver and two inmates seriously injured early Tuesday morning.

About the Arizona Prison Bus Crash

A violent two-vehicle crash in Arizona involving an overturned semi-truck and a bus carrying 50 minimum-security prisoners sent 22 to the hospital, reports Reuters.  The bus driver and two inmates were seriously injured.

The crash took place about 100 miles south of Phoenix on Interstate 8 when a semi-truck overturned while trying to “avoid an animal that had darted onto the roadway,” said Bart Graves, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety. At 1 a.m., when inmates were returning to the prison from a work detail, the prison bus plowed into the truck that had overturned in the westbound lanes of the highway.

Authorities said all uninjured inmates remained at the scene of the crash and were transported back to prison without incident.

Wildlife-Vehicle Crash Statistics

  • Defenders of Wildlife reports 725,000 to 1.5 million wildlife-vehicle collisions annually in the U.S.
  • Wildlife-vehicle collisions result in over 200 human fatalities a year.
  • Wildlife-vehicle collisions cause 29,000 human injuries annually.
  • Wildlife collisions causing human fatalities rose from 1994 to 2006 by 67%.


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