EMS WEEK
FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle+RSS Feed
Fire EMSEMS TodayEMS Insider

17 Injured In Mass. Student Bus Trip

MONTPELIER, Vt. - A tour bus carrying University of Massachusetts students and others on a weekend ski trip to Quebec crashed Friday on a Vermont highway, injuring 17 people.

The bus, one of three traveling in a caravan, veered off Interstate 91 in Putney and went down an embankment, coming to rest on its side. Twenty-eight people on the bus were unhurt.

The bus driver was taken by helicopter to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., and was listed in stable condition.

The group was on a private ski tour that was not affiliated with the school, UMass spokesman Patrick Callahan said. Not all the passengers on the bus were UMass students, he said.

The school sent university vehicles to Vermont to transport students back to campus, Callahan said.

Seven passengers were taken to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital with cuts and bruises, and they were treated and released, spokeswoman Barbara Gentry said. An eighth had a neck injury and was X-rayed, but he, too, was released, she said.

Eight passengers with minor injuries were treated and released from Springfield Hospital.

Police initially said 30 people were injured, three critically, but later revised the figure to 17 injured.

"It's better than we originally anticipated," said Stephanie Dasaro, a spokeswoman for the Vermont State Police, who cited the chaotic scene for the discrepancy.

It's unclear how the crash occurred, Dasaro said. A crash reconstruction team was on the scene investigating Friday night, she said.

No citations have been issued.

___

Associated Press writer Rodrique Ngowi in Boston contributed to this report.



RELATED ARTICLES

Understanding Why EMS Systems Fail

Learn to recognize trigger points that could ruin your system.

West River Ambulance Receives New Rig

West River Ambulance in Hettinger, ND recently received a much-needed upgrade from their 1992 rig. A 2014 Ford/AEV Type III Custom Conversion rig with a 6.8 ...

Unlikely Pairing Leads to Health Care Education Wins

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Nursing and Harris County Emergency Corps (HCEC) have formed an unlikely pairin...

Know When and How Your Patient Can Legally Refuse Care

Refusal of care straddles the intersection of ethical, legal and scientific domains of prehospital practice.

Reflecting on 35 Years of Innovation in JEMS

Take a walk through the last 35 years of EMS in JEMS.

Readers Sound Off About Glove Use After Patient Care

How often are you susceptible to potentially unclean surfaces?

Features by Topic

Featured Careers

 

JEMS TV

FEATURED VIDEO TOPICS

Learn about new products and innovations featured at EMS Today 2015

 

JEMS Connect

CURRENT DISCUSSIONS

 
 

EMS BLOGS

Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts