2 Dead, Dozens Injured in Delaware Bus Crash

Bus turned over coming down a ramp yesterday afternoon
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 22, 2014 1:00 AM CDT
Updated Sep 22, 2014 5:35 AM CDT
1 Dead, Dozens Injured in Delaware Bus Crash
Passengers from a tour bus are treated for injuries near the overturned bus at the Tybouts Corner on the ramp from the southbound Del. 1 to Red Lion Road.   (John J. Jankowski)

An unmarked bus with New York plates overturned on an off-ramp from Delaware's Route 1 yesterday afternoon, killing two women and sending dozens more to hospitals. Authorities say there is no evidence of another vehicle involved in the crash, while the road there is known for being steep, reports the AP. Out of the 49 passengers, there were three to five in critical condition, while one woman killed suffered multiple injuries when she was pinned beneath the overturned bus, reports the News Journal.

"Everyone was in pain and crying out for help," a Penn State Brandywine student who happened upon the scene before the first responders tells the AP. "There was not one person without blood on them." Authorities didn't know the cause of the crash or even much about the largely unmarked bus. The college student said many of the passengers were speaking different languages, including Hindi, Mandarin, Spanish, and Portuguese. (Another person was killed earlier this summer when a Greyhound bus collided with a car.)

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