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Christmas Eve crash sends Greyhound passengers to hospital

Posted at 1:19 PM, Dec 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-24 13:21:04-05

BURLINGTON, North Carolina -- A Greyhound bus involved in an accident Wednesday morning near Greensboro, North Carolina was bound for Richmond.

Twelve of the 41 passengers on the bus were taken to various North Carolina hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Greyhound spokeswoman Lanesha Gipson.

Greyhound bus schedule 1072 left Atlanta around midnight and was due in Richmond around 2 p.m.  Gipson was not sure how many passengers on the bus were headed to Richmond at the time of the crash.


A second Greyhound bus was dispatched to the crash scene so uninjured passengers could continue their trip.

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The accident involving the Greyhound was one of several accidents along the same stretch of Interstate 40/85 northbound near Mebane, North Carolina, according to Fox8.

At about 7:30 a.m. Mebane Fire Chief Bob Louis was struck by a car while working multiple vehicle crashes. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover, officials said.  The driver of the car, whose name has not been released, has died.

Another accident occurred at about 10 a.m. involving a North Carolina Highway Patrol SUV and a Greyhound bus. The trooper’s SUV was totaled. The bus came to a stop right at the Alamance-Orange County line.

This is a developing story.