Anderson church bus wreck involving truck

church bus accident

Courtesy WSPA: 12 people are hurt and 5 others are in critical condition after a church van and a truck collided on Interstate 85

An Anderson SC church bus accident on Interstate 85 involving a truck has injured people on September 26, 2016.  At least 12 people were taken to AnMed Health this morning. The victims were on the Homeland Park Baptist Church bus traveling in the southbound lanes around 9:50 a.m. near mile marker 9. According to emergency officials at the scene, five of the victims were classified as “critical”.

According to media, the Anderson SC church bus accident took place in Anderson County near Townville, SC. There were 7 medical units that responded to the wreck involving the collision of a truck and the church bus.

All lanes were closed for awhile while crews tended to the scene, however one of the lanes recently reopened.

Obviously this is a serious traffic safety situation involving serious personal injury. According to a local media reporting of the church bus accident, one man who witnessed the accident stated that the bus went to change lanes and made contact with the truck and then the bus overturned. Local media is not yet quoting law enforcement authorities as to what happened to cause the accident. Its too early to tell what happened to cause the crash and we must await law enforcement investigative findings.

This Anderson SC church bus accident is a very serious accident involving serious personal injury. Law Enforcement will hopefully perform a comprehensive full investigation to provide answers as to what happened.

Update 9/27/16:

According to local news reports, the bus and a pickup truck were involved in a collision around 9:50 a.m. September 26, 2016, quoting South Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Joe Hovis. The driver of the pickup truck, struck the back of the bus, causing it to swerve and then turn on its side, again local media quoting law enforcement personnel. The truck driver was charged with reckless driving and was not injured.  All 13 of the people in the bus had on seat belts.

There were 13 people taken to AnMed Health Medical Center after the wreck, said Ross Norton, a spokesman for the hospital system.  Five were admitted overnight, who were in serious or critical condition, he said Monday night.

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