1 Dead And 17 Injured After Greyhound Bus Crashed In North Texas

An accident that happened on Interstate 30 at about 5:30 a.m. left 1 dead and 17 injured, according to Arlington Police spokesman Lt. Christopher Cook.

A vehicle crashed into a barrier and was hit by a Greybound bus before the vehicle stalled on a North Texas interstate.

An occupant of the vehicle and dozens of people on the bus were injured as a result.

A report by Greyhound spokeswoman, Lanesha Gipson, stated that there were a total of 40 passengers aboard the bus along with the driver. The bus was headed from Dallas to Amarillo. 16 people on the bus sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

The vehicle involved in the accident was a sport utility vehicle and it is not known if the deceased woman was the driver or passenger of the vehicle. A man in the vehicle was taken to the hospital with serious injuries according to Cook.

Minutes before the bus hit the vehicle, authorities received a call reporting a vehicle being driven erratically had hit a concrete barrier and had become disabled. Authorities are trying to identify the cause of the erratic driving.

Police investigated the scene of the accident. The westbound lanes of Interstate 30 were closed during the time but were reopened around 1:30 pm.

Another bus picked up the remaining passengers to take them to Amarillo, said Gipson.

Source: www.ABCNews.go.com

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