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18 injured in I-93 bus crash

Victims were sent to four area hospitals from this bus crash on Interstate 93 Monday night. 18 people were injured in the crash. Kayti Burt. (click for larger version)
March 25, 2011
LITTLETON—A tour bus accident on Interstate 93 Monday night had rescue crews responding from throughout the region and victims transported to four local hospitals.

At 8:18 p.m. Monday night, the Littleton Fire Department call company was having a meeting at the Fire Station when they were called out to a report of a rolled over tour bus just south of Exit 43 Southbound with "mass casualties," according to information put out on the scanner.

Translators were being sought throughout the evening as a large number of Koreans were on the bus. Over an hour after the accident rescue workers were still trying to extricate victims from the vehicle. A mile long section of Interstate 93 between Exit 43 and Exit 42 was closed while workers struggled to clear the scene.

There were no life-threatening injuries from the accident though Littleton Regional Hospital officials characterized the injuries as six code "reds," four "delayed" and eight minor injuries. A total of 18 people were transported, with three being sent to Northern Vermont Regional Hospital in St. Johnsbury, two to Cottage Hospital in Woodsville and three to Weeks Memorial Hospital in Lancaster.

Among the units responding to the scene were units from the Littleton Police and Fire Departments, Ross Ambulance, the New Hampshire State Police, Calex Ambulance in St. Johnsbury, Vt., the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, Whitefield Ambulance, Lisbon Life Squad and Bethlehem Ambulance.

No further information was available at press time Monday night.

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