Around 30 injured, including 2 infants, in bus accident near Cygnet
Wed, 22 May 2013 04:28:08 GMT —
Officials at the scene of a bus accident, on Tuesday night, said that there were 25 to 30 people injured in the crash that shut down a portion of I-75 near Cygnet.
Investigators say that just before 11 pm, a white mini-van was driving erratically along I-75 South near mile-marker 173 when it crossed the center median into the Northbound lanes.
A commercial bus traveling Northbound, in the same area, then lost control while trying to avoid the white minivan.
In the chaos, the bus rear-ended another vehicle with 5 passengers inside, including 2 infants.
All 5 of the people in that vehicle, including the children, were taken to area hospitals.
Of the others injured in the crash some were taken to Wood County Hospital and Blanchard Valley Hospital.
One person was transported by Life Flight to St. Vincent's in Toledo.
Authorities did not have any information on how seriously the victims may have been injured.
Officials did say that the white minivan fled the scene of the accident going Northbound on I-75.
According to the Ohio Department of Transportation's website, I-75 N near Cygnet was not expected to re-open until 2:00 a.m.