Exclusives
FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle+RSS Feed
Fire EMSEMS TodayEMS Insider

20 Army Reservists Hurt in North Carolina Bus Crash

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say 20 people were hurt, one critically, when a bus carrying Army reservists overturned north of Charlotte.

The crash occurred Friday afternoon in Mooresville, which is about 25 miles north of Charlotte. Mooresville city spokeswoman Kim Sellers said 11 people were taken to a local hospital. Sellers said one person was listed in critical condition.

The reservists are members of the Army's 991st Transportation Company, which is based in Salisbury

Randleman-based Holiday Tours operated the bus. A company spokesman says the bus was one of two carrying the reservists from Charlotte Douglas International Airport to Salisbury.

Another company spokesman said the wreck is being investigated and company officials are at the scene.

EARLIER:

Twenty people were hurt Friday, one critically, when a bus carrying North Carolina National Guard soldiers overturned north of Charlotte, authorities said.

The crash occurred in Mooresville, which is about 25 miles north of Charlotte. Mooresville city spokeswoman Kim Sellers said 11 people were taken to a local hospital. Sellers said one person was listed in critical condition.

Aerial coverage by local television stations showed one person being strapped onto a stretcher. The coverage also showed soldiers standing next to the overturned bus, unloading duffel bags. Another view captured a woman carrying a small child running up to a soldier and giving the soldier a hug.

Randleman-based Holiday Tours operated the bus. A company spokesman says the bus was one of two carrying soldiers from Charlotte Douglas International Airport to the National Guard Armory in Salisbury.

Another company spokesman said the wreck is being investigated and company officials are at the scene.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
 



RELATED ARTICLES

Over 70 Killed in Philippines Factory Blaze

Many workers became trapped on the second floor behind window bars.

Skedco Releases HydraSim

Skedco Inc., the manufacturer of the battle tested Sked stretcher, spent the last 8 years developing a rugged, realistic, and affordable solution to the chao...

Massachusetts Congressman Introduces EMS Memorial Bill

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch proposes bill to create a national memorial in Washington, D.C.

NTSB: No Safety Instructions Given in Fatal California Bus Crash

Investigators find that students were not told about safety features before fiery crash killed 10.

Ambulance Struck in Georgia Chain-Reaction Crash

Central Ambulance was struck after arriving on the scene of a crash on I-75 in Bartow County.

Los Angeles County Rescue Team Continues Searching in Nepal

USAR team members keep working in Kathmandu as operations shift to recovery phase.

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