Greyhound Bus Crash Sends 14 to Hospital

Driver lost control in the passing lane, say police
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 13, 2011 7:45 AM CDT
Updated Aug 13, 2011 2:04 PM CDT
Bus Flips on Pa. Turnpike, Dozens Injured
Emergency personnel work the scene.   (AP Photo/Lancaster Newspapers, Dan Marschka)

The driver of a Greyhound bus bound for St. Louis from New York City lost control on the Pennsylvania Turnpike early today, sending the bus careering across the highway and up an embankment before it landed on its side on the interstate. The crash sent at least 14 people to hospitals, including a woman who had to be freed from the wreckage. It appears that most passengers were being treated and released. Greyhound wasn't sure whether there were 25 or 29 people aboard.

Police said the driver, whom they identified as Kareem Edward Farmer, 24, of Philadelphia, lost control while traveling in the passing lane. The front end of the bus struck a concrete barrier and the left rear side rode up against the barrier. The bus then crossed over the travel lanes, struck an embankment, and traveled up the embankment before flipping over on its left side. It called to mind this accident in May. (More bus crash stories.)

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