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Bus overturns in southwest Ohio; 35 injured

An Ohio State Highway Patrol officer examines the Greyhound bus that left I-75, flipped and slid into a cornfield Saturday.

Associated Press

An Ohio State Highway Patrol officer examines the Greyhound bus that left I-75, flipped and slid into a cornfield Saturday.

CINCINNATI — A Greyhound bus drove off an interstate highway in southwest Ohio early Saturday, struck a tree and a fence and flipped on its side before sliding to a stop in a cornfield, injuring at least 35 people.

None of the injuries was considered life-threatening, though several people were trapped and had to be extricated by firefighters and paramedics, the State Highway Patrol said in a statement.

Patrol Sgt. Pete Combs said an investigation was under way and he could not comment on a possible cause for the crash, which occurred about 4 a.m. on Interstate 75 in Liberty Township, about 25 miles north of Cincinnati.

But passenger Christopher Link, of Michigan, told WCPO-TV in Cincinnati that he saw the driver slumped over. Link said he heard a woman scream at the driver "Wake up! Wake up!" but that he thinks the man might have had a medical problem. Link told the TV station the bus rolled over at least twice after hitting the tree.

Jeff Galloway, director of the Butler County Emergency Management Agency, said 35 people were taken to hospitals.

The bus, which left Cincinnati bound for Detroit, was carrying 51 passengers and the driver. Those passengers who were not injured and those who were treated at hospitals and released were transported back to Cincinnati, but none of them were at the bus station later Saturday morning.

Link, who was not injured, told WCPO he saw some children on the bus and thought some passengers had broken arms and legs. He said that the bus driver seemed fine when he boarded the bus. The driver, who has been with the company for almost 15 years, had been on duty for an hour and was fully rested, Kim Plaskett, a spokeswoman for Dallas-based Greyhound Lines Inc., told the Associated Press.

Bus overturns in southwest Ohio; 35 injured 09/14/13 [Last modified: Saturday, September 14, 2013 9:10pm]
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