12 People Dead, Others Injured in Bus Crash in Northern Mexico
Buses remain a popular and affordable form of transportation around the world. However, when a bus crash happens, the injuries resulting from such an accident can be severe or even deadly.
The Times-News Express reported that a bus carrying medical patients for treatment in northern Mexico crashed near the Mexico / U.S. Border on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Twelve people were killed in the crash, and an additional 10 people suffered injuries in the crash.
The Mexican Social Security Institute of Matamoros rented the bus in Brownsville, Texas, to take patients and their relatives to a medical facility in Nuevo Leon for treatment.
Mexican Official, Pedro Granadas who serves as the head of the Civil Defense Office in Tamaulipas, told reporters that the fatal crash happened along a curve near Nuevo Leon.
The driver of the bus and eight other people were reported to have died at the scene of the crash. Three more people died at the hospital as a result of the injuries they suffered in the accident.
Ten more people were injured in the accident. They were taken to an area hospital for treatment of injuries ranging from minor to serious condition.
The accident is currently under investigation. So far, officials have not determined the exact cause of the fatal crash. However, because the bus was rented from a business in the United States, the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) may be called upon to assist in the investigation.