UVA Bus Involved in Crash in Miami

Posted by: DFX on May 27, 2016

School BusThe rash of car accidents in Miami are not just exclusive to residents. Sometimes visitors can find themselves caught in the fray. Consider a recent article for the Richmond Times-Dispatch titled “Bus carrying UVa baseball team involved in crash in Miami.”

Andrew Ramspacher of the Richmond Times-Dispatch writes, “Virginia baseball players and staff members came away without injury following a bus crash in Miami late Thursday afternoon. The Cavaliers, in town to take on the Hurricanes this weekend, were traveling just after 6 p.m. from the Miami airport to their hotel when their bus driver — associated with Abbott Trailways in Roanoke — experienced a medical condition that caused him to go unconscious, Miami Fire Rescue spokesperson Lt. Iggy Carroll told The Daily Progress. Carroll said the incident caused members of U.Va.’s coaching staff to ‘jump into action’ as the vehicle was approaching a busy intersection on U.S. Route 1. ‘As they attempted to gain control of the bus and get the driver out of the seat, the bus started veering off to the side of the road, hitting three parked cars and a motor scooter before coming to a stop after the vehicle that it hit became wedged between a tree,’ Carroll. Carroll said the impact caused a fence post to penetrate the bus’ windshield ‘right where the coaches were originally sitting, blocking the exit door.’ Employees from a nearby car wash helped remove the post, allowing the bus door to open. ‘That’s when we understand, the (U.Va. staff) initiated CPR on the driver until the paramedics arrived,’ Carroll said. With Miami Fire Rescue on scene, the driver, labeled in critical condition, was eventually transported to Mercy Hospital. ‘We talked to the players and the rest of the coaching staff,’ Carroll said. ‘They were all fine. They weren’t injured, just a little shook up, I’m sure, after experiencing that ordeal.’”

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