More than two dozen injured in Bedford bus crash

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A tour bus rolled over in Bedford County this afternoon, sending more than two dozen passengers to hospitals in Bedford County  and Cumberland, Md. a county emergency dispatcher said.

The bus rolled over at 2:21 p.m. on Route 220 near Black Walnut Farm Road close to the Maryland border, state police said. No other vehicles were involved in the crash though several responding ambulances had difficulty with the winter road conditions, crashing at the scene. The ambulances were not seriously damaged, the dispatcher said.

KDKA reported that the bus was on its way from Altoona to the Rocky Gap Casino in Cumberland, Md. The station said 11 passengers were taken to Bedford County Hospital and another 15 were taken to Western Maryland Regional Medical Center with minor injuries, but all have since been treated and released.

Police say the crash happened because the driver, 65-year-old Terrence Shultz, was driving too fast for the winter weather conditions.There were a total of 33 people on the bus at the time.

It’s unclear if Shultz will face any charges.


First Published February 9, 2014 5:14 PM


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