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Bus crashes into tractor-trailer in U.S., 19 hospitalized

18 November 2019 19:33
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Bus crashes into tractor-trailer in U.S., 19 hospitalized

WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM - A charter bus crashed into a tractor-trailer early Sunday morning in US state of Virginia, leaving 19 people hospitalized, the authorities said, China Daily reports.

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«Heavy fog and icy road conditions are to blame,» Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corrine Geller told local media.

The driver of a tractor-trailer lost control, and the semi truck filled with mail overturned, state police said. A nearby charter bus wasn't able to avoid the overturned semi and struck it, according to a CNN report.

No fatalities were reported. The injuries of those hospitalized range from serious to minor, said the report.

«The impact of the crash split the tractor-trailer in half,» Geller said. «The bus ran off the right side of the highway and came to rest against the guardrail.»

The crash happened around 4:30 am local time on a highway about 25 miles (40 kilometers ) west of Charlottesville, Virginia.


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