Four people lost their lives in a bus accident In front of Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, where at least a dozen other people were seriously injured, she said Highway Patrol on Friday.
Thirty people, including the driver, sat on the bus on Friday morning as they pulled away from Route 12, rolled and landed on a guardrail, the authorities said. According to Chris Bishop, the Sergeant of the Highway Patrol in Utah, five people were in "fairly critical condition" on Friday night.
Earlier, the Highway Patrol tweeted that 10 people in addition to the 12 to 15 "mild to severe injuries" would have suffered people with critical wounds. The passengers all came from China, while the driver, according to Bishop, was a Chinese.
Research has shown that the driver "strayed off the road for some reason" and then steered too far to the left to correct the course. Bishop said: The vehicle rolled but landed on wheels as it hit the guardrail.
The dead died at the scene, he added.
The crash occurred 10 miles east of the small town of Panguitch Highway Patrol. The authorities received calls shortly after 11.30 am for the incident.
"For a small county of 4,900, that's pretty overwhelming," Garfield County Commissioner Leland Pollock told Local Media We feel terrible for the injured and their families.
A total of 22 patients were treated at the Intermountain Healthcare facilities while five others were flown for treatment, spokesman Lance Madigan said, adding that we still could not describe all of their conditions.
Nineteen injured passengers were taken to the Intermountain Garfield Memorial Hospital at Panguitch for treatment, Madigan said. At least 14 of these people were in critical or serious condition, the hospital said. Three patients went to Sevier Valley Hospital in Intermountain, Richfield, Utah.
The National Transportation Safety Board sends a 10-member team to investigate the crash and will arrive on Saturday on site, the agency said on Twitter [with.
Bishop said officials expect to complete their work on Friday night. The reconstruction of the event could take weeks or months, he said.
Authorities will pull data about metrics such as speed from the vehicle and examine where the bus came from, what activities the driver was undertaking, and whether he was affected, Bishop said.
State Route 12 was closed after the collision, KSL.com reported.
The Chinese Embassy in the United States tweeted their grief over the crash and thanked the authorities in Utah.
"The embassy has launched its state of emergency logs, sent personnel to the area and will help the victims if necessary," it said.
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