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Aug 13, 2011 8:54 AM by AP Posted by James H Egbert

Bus accident on Pa. Turnpike; dozens injured

MOUNT GRETNA, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania Turnpike spokesman says rescue crews freed a woman trapped when a Greyhound bus overturned on the interstate, injuring about two dozen people.

Turnpike spokesman Carl DeFebo said the westbound bus flipped on its side at about 6 a.m. Saturday at milepost 267, one mile east of the Lebanon-Lancaster exit.

DeFebo says 20 to 25 injuries were reported, and the entrapped woman was taken to a nearby hospital. He said his earlier report that some victims were flown out was incorrect.

DeFebo says the bus originated in New York City and was bound for Pittsburgh and St. Louis after stopping in Philadelphia.

The westbound lanes of the turnpike are closed, with traffic being diverted at the Reading exit and rerouted to the Harrisburg East exit.

Lancaster General Hospital nursing supervisor Jan Frailey says they've received five victims, and they're currently being evaluated by medical staff.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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