Vehicle Accident in USA on December 13 2015 08:06 PM (UTC).
A tour bus overturned on Interstate 70 in Washington County Sunday morning, sending 24 people to the hospital for treatment. The most seriously injured was the bus driver, who had to be flown to UPMC Presbyterian with head injuries after being ejected. The state police said later Sunday morning that the driver was listed in stable condition. The accident happened in the westbound lane on Interstate 70 near the Jessop Place exit in the city limits of Washington. Channel 11's Lori Houy reported traffic was backed up for miles because of the accident, although the westbound lanes reopened just before 8 a.m. Most of the 23 passengers transported didn't have serious injuries but were taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons. There were 25 people on board the tour bus. The bus was traveling from New York City to Columbus, Ohio. Nearly 20 ambulances responded to the scene, while nine were used to transport patients. The accident happened around 5 a.m. Channel 11 spoke to a few of the passengers on the bus, some of whom said they were too frightened to board another bus that arrived to take them to Columbus. "There is absolutely no way I'm getting on another bus," said Anna Finley. "I'm too traumatized." Instead, Finley called her father in Columbus who drove to Washington Hospital to pick her up. Finely described the terrifying scene to Channel 11 in the moments after the bus crashed. "There were shards of glass everywhere, everyone screaming," she said. "It was absolute terror and I stepped on the woman in front of me and offered to help." Another passenger said the incident "felt like a movie." "I was thinking I was going to die because the bus flipped over," said Prakash Thannickl. The driver of the SUV was not hurt but will be cited for several traffic violations.