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15 injured after Greyhound bus runs off I-95, stops on embankment

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Posted at 5:00 PM, Aug 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-06 17:33:55-04

CAROLINE COUNTY, Va. -- Fifteen people were taken to area hospitals after a Greyhound bus crashed along Interstate 95 in Caroline County, according to officials with Virginia State Police.

Troopers were called to the wreck along I-95 north not far from State Route 639 just after 11:35 a.m. Friday, according to Sgt. Dylan Davenport with Virginia State Police.

Davenport said the bus was headed north when it "ran off the road to the left and came to rest in the embankment."

Official said that of the 43 people on board the bus, 15 adults, including the driver, were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash, according to Davenport.

There has been no word on what caused the bus to run off the road.

"The investigation is ongoing," Davenport said.

The bus was traveling from Atlanta to New York according to a Greyhound spokesperson. "Greyhound can confirm an incident involving schedule 1046 occurred today in Fredricksburg, VA en route from Atlanta to New York. Our top priority is the safety of our passengers and driver. We have provided a relief bus for customers and continue to work closely with local response teams to assist those affected," Greyhound said in a statement.

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