A Greyhound bus crash has left 35 hurt this weekend, though none with life-threatening injuries, while the cause of the accident in an Ohio cornfield remains unknown today. The bus was said to crash not far from an interstate highway in Ohio on Saturday morning when it hit a tree, slamming through a fence and overturning onto its side before careening to a stop, Yahoo! News reports this Sunday, Sept .15.
The Greyhound bus crash forced emergency teams and firefighters to help remove some of the injured passengers from the flipped-over bus, though a majority of people were well enough to leave the site of the accident of their own accord, said the State Highway Patrol. According to an Ohio patrol sergeant, a full investigation is being launched into the cause of the accident that left such a big bus in a stray cornfield, though it is unknown at this time what led the driver to hit into the tree and fence.
According to the police report, the time of the bus crash was just after 4 a.m. in Liberty Township on Interstate 75, located nearly 25 miles north of Cincinnati.
One passenger on the Greyhound said that he noticed the bus driver had suddenly slumped over while driving the vehicle. The witness, Christopher Link, added that the last thing he could remember was a woman screaming, “Wake up! Wake up!” to the driver before they crashed. Link does not believe the driver fell asleep behind the wheel, however; he believes a medical issue was to blame. He added that the bus rolled over at least two times before slamming into the tree and finally settling in the cornfield.
A total of 35 passengers were rushed to local hospitals via both ambulance and helicopters, said the report, with injuries ranging from very minor to quite severe. Several officials added that the Greyhound bus crash was heading for Detroit from Cincinnati with a total of 51 passengers, 16 of whom were not hurt.
So far, nine people injured in the Greyhound bus crash are still staying in Ohio hospitals as of Saturday night.