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2 seriously injured when tractor trailer sideswipes tour bus on Interstate 70 in Blue Springs, Missouri

Modified Date: 
Mon, 02/22/2016 - 12:14pm
Accident Date: 
Monday, February 22, 2016

Two seriously injured when tractor-trailer sideswipes tour bus in Blue Springs

The bus headed from St. Louis to Overland Park pulled over after a tire went flat, said Sgt. Collin Stosberg, a spokesman for the Missouri Highway Patrol. A tractor-trailer apparently veered out of its lane about 10:25 a.m. and side-swiped the bus, which got pushed part way down the bank that runs along the interstate between Missouri 7 and Adams Dairy Parkway. The impact tore open a long gash on the side of the trailer that hit the bus.

Tour bus involved in serious crash on I-70 WB in Blue Springs

All passengers on board the bus were taken for treatment. Two passengers were listed with serious injuries.  The bus is a smaller for-hire coach that was en route from St. Louis.  A semi-truck parked near the bus shows heavy damage to one side of its trailer. 

Passengers on disabled tour bus seriously injured when semi side-swipes it on I-70

"Pretty much destroyed the other side; took the side and then the people that were inside were injured," said Eddie Saffel, Central Jackson County Fire Protection District.

Troopers: 10 injured after tour bus, semi collide on I-70 in Blue Springs

The Missouri Highway Patrol said the bus was on the side of the highway with a flat tire when a semi struck it, spinning it sideways and nearly flipping it over.
Interstate 70

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