Tour Bus Crash in Miami Kills Two and Injures Many Others
At least two people are dead and three are in critical condition when a tour bus they were riding in smashed into an overpass at the Miami International Airport on Saturday morning local officials said. One person died at the scene and another die at a local hospital.
At least three other passengers were listed in critical condition or suffered minor injuries. The bus, which officials described as “heightened” but not a double-decker as was originally reported, smashed into the overpass while entering into Miami International Airport’s arrivals section on Saturday morning, airport spokesman Greg Chin said. Witnesses have estimated that the bus was traveling approximately 20 mph when it smashed into the roof entrance.
Mr. Chin said 32 people were on the bus, and all have some sort of injuries. The arrival area remained blocked off by fire trucks and police cars Saturday morning.
Miami-Dade police Lt. Rosanna Cordero-Stutz said the bus is privately owned and typically used for tours in the Miami area. It was not immediately clear where the bus was headed, but Cordero-Stutz told reporters that the driver was not familiar with the area and did not intend to wind up at the airport.
Buses are not supposed to travel through the arrival section and are to enter thru the departure section since it has a higher clearance for large vehicles, like the tour bus, Chin said.
The names of the victims have not been released.