More than two dozen UAB medical students were involved in an accident after a bus transporting them from a retreat overturned. 11 victims were transported to local hospitals following the crash. The bus carrying the students overturned in Winston County.
“The bus traveled down a steep hill, through an intersection, struck a large rock, then a tree,” troopers said.
“We’re gathering information and contacting families and we will communicate more as soon as we learn the information,” UAB spokesman Tyler Greer said in a statement.
UAB’s Adam Pope issued a follow-up statement which read, “Twenty-six UAB employees were involved in a bus accident in Winston County Friday afternoon. All are pediatric residents who were returning from a retreat at Camp McDowell. Ten people went to hospitals from the scene: seven to UAB Hospital and three to Cullman Regional Hospital. Other passengers suffered minor injuries. No fatalities have been reported.”
From the Northwest Alabamian:
A bus carrying over 20 pediatric resident students from the University of Alabama at Birmingham has crashed between Houston and Arley. The driver of the bus has been airlifted, along with one other passenger, while there are reports of injuries among some of the other patients.
“There were 11 injured passengers transported from the scene. Seven passengers were transported to UAB Hospital in Birmingham, two with serious injuries, and four were transported to Cullman Regional Medical Center in Cullman,” Carol Robinson of al.com reported.
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The report adds:
There were 11 injured passengers transported from the scene. Seven passengers were transported to UAB Hospital in Birmingham, two with serious injuries, and four were transported to Cullman Regional Medical Center in Cullman.
UAB spokesman Tyler Greer said hat 26 employees and plus a driver were involved in the crash. The bus involved is a Blazer Express, and those on board are pediatric interns. Those not transported suffered minor injures, Greer said.
This is a developing story. More information will be provided as it becomes available.