One person is dead and another 17 injured after a bus accident that occurred on I-30 early Sunday.
Dallas authorities say that the accident occurred at near Collins Street at approximately 5:30 a.m. after eyewitnesses called to report that the driver of an SUV had been driving erratically just before crashing into a concrete divider separating the HOV lane from that of the other main lanes.
Later calls indicated that the disabled SUV in the left lane was then struck by a Greyhound bus.
Two people were in the SUV at the time of the accident. One was pronounced dead at the scene while the second person was airlifted to an area hospital with serious injuries. At the time of the crash, the Greyhound bus had been carrying 40 passengers. Sixteen of the passengers were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police indicate that the driver of the Greyhound bus will not face charges in the accident. Investigators are still waiting on the results of a toxicology report to determine if impairment may have been a factor. The accident is still currently under investigation.
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