An early morning Greyhound tour bus crash on the Pennsylvania turnpike leaves nearly two dozen passengers injured.
The single vehicle crash occurred near 6:00 a.m. on August 13, 2011, in a rural area about a mile east of the Lebanon-Lancaster exit. The bus, which was traveling from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, struck the center concrete barrier, cut across the right-hand lanes of traffic, struck an embankment and overturned onto its side. Authorities have not yet said what caused the wreck of the Greyhound bus, driven by Kareem Edward Farmer, 24, of Philadelphia.
One woman was trapped inside the wreckage and nearly two dozen were injured; there were, however, no fatalities.
This accident occurred less than two months after a fatal bus accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, in which a tour bus rear-ended a tractor trailer.
Other accidents in recent months include a Virginia bus crash in May, which killed four passengers and injured 54, as well as a New York City bus crash in March which claimed the lives of 15 passengers.
According to Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, more than 30 people have been killed and more than 300 have been injured in tour bus accidents in 2011. These numbers are higher than the entirety of 2010, in which 30 people were killed and 272 were injured.
We at Cordisco & Saile wish each and every injured passenger a quick and full recovery from their injuries. If you have questions about your rights after a Pennsylvania accident, we urge you to contact our office or order your free copy of our book, How to Maximize Your Pennsylvania Car Accident Case Before an Insurance Company Takes Advantage of You.