Police stated Wednesday that no less than three individuals have been killed and 14 others have been injured in a highway accident between a Greyhound bus and three different autos that occurred in Madison County, southern Illinois, in response to US media.
“Preliminary investigation signifies a Greyhound passenger bus with passengers was travelling westbound on Interstate 70 and struck three business motor autos parked on the exit ramp to the Silver Lake Interstate 70 westbound relaxation space,” in response to the assertion from the police.
In line with the assertion, the horrific crash occurred simply earlier than 2am in Madison County, and nobody within the different autos was injured.
Police stated: “A Greyhound bus hit three business autos parked on an Interstate 70 exit ramp in a single day.”
“Three fatalities are confirmed, and a number of others had been taken to a hospital with critical accidents, 4 by helicopter and no less than 10 by ambulance,’” the assertion stated.
The 4 injured had been taken to the hospital by helicopter, and others had been taken by ambulance.
Greyhound advised CBS Information that the bus was heading from Indianapolis to St. Louis and that the driving force was among the many individuals hospitalised.
“Our main concern is making certain we look after our passengers and driver presently. We’re working intently with native authorities, and a aid bus is on the way in which for passengers,” Greyhound spokesperson Lourdes Brown stated.
The crash closed westbound site visitors on I-70, however one lane was later opened between mileposts 28 and 24, state police stated.
State Police Trooper Josh Korando stated the westbound relaxation space exit ramp is closed, however different lanes have reopened.