12/01/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, US // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan
Charleston, SC—A motor vehicle collision (MVC) involving a Greyhound bus and logging truck Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, left a bus driver and 18 passengers with various injuries. The violent accident occurred as the bus traveled along Interstate 95 near St. George, S.C., according to information provided by MSNBC.
Reports indicated the Greyhound bus began its commute in Orlando, Fla., and was en route to New York when it rear-ended a logging truck after 6 p.m. eastern time. The bus driver became pinned by logs as a result of the collision.
Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel responded to the scene to transport the seriously injured Greyhound bus driver and 18 of the 21 passengers, who suffered non-life threatening injuries, to area hospitals.
According to officials, the majority of the injured passengers were taken to Walterboro-based Colleton Medical Center, while some others were transported to North Charleston-based Trident Regional Medical Center.
The unidentified bus driver, who has about 30 years of experience, was rushed to Medical University Hospital in Charleston to be treated for his/her severe injuries. The driver of the logging truck escaped injury.
Given that medical helicopters could not respond to the scene on account of weather conditions, ambulances were dispatched instead.
While no charges have yet to be filed in connection with the injurious I-95 bus-truck collision, a full investigation is expected to be underway.
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