“Duck boat” crash witness: There were bodies everywhere

25 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Four killed and dozens hurt in US school bus collision.

A school bus carrying international students collided with a tour vehicle in the US West Coast city of Seattle Thursday, killing at least four people and injuring dozens of others, officials said.Witnesses described hearing a loud screech and then seeing injured people lying on the pavement or wandering around in a daze after the crash on the Aurora Bridge in Seattle, Washington. Images of the accident on a busy bridge showed extensive damage to the left side of the bus, part of which was completely sheared off by the force of the crash.

Some of those on board the “”Ride the Ducks” vehicle – amphibious vehicles used for tours in several US cities – could be seen crawling out of the wreckage. There were around 40 tourists on the duck boat, operated by tour company Ride the Ducks, many of whom were snapping photographs when they were thrown from the vehicle.

One of the hospitals that accepted victims said four male Japanese students were treated but not seriously injured, according to Japan’s public broadcaster NHK. Witnesses said the tour vehicle appeared to have something wrong with its front left tire as it swerved and hit an SUV before crashing into the school bus coming the opposite way.

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