Army Reservists Hurt When Bus Slides Off Road, Overturns in NC

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) - The North Carolina Highway Patrol says a chartered bus carrying 45 U.S. Army reservists went off a road north of Charlotte and overturned this afternoon, injuring at least 28 soldiers, one seriously.

The highway patrol says one person was airlifted from the scene with serious, non-life threatening injuries to Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte. Sixteen other soldiers were transported with minor injuries to Carolina Medical Center in nearby Huntersville, and at least 11 soldiers were taken to two other hospitals, also with minor injuries. The patrol says the bus driver was not hurt.

Police said the bus had slowed for turning traffic, slid to the right and ran off the road. The bus toppled over onto its right side and came to rest in front of a storage facility.

The reservists are members of the Army's 991st Transportation Company, which is based in Salisbury.


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