13 Hurt In Charter Bus Crash

On Monday, June 9, 2008, a chartered tour bus carrying Korean tourists traveling to Fairbanks crashed when the bus left the highway and rolled. The cause of the accident is unknown, but the initial scene investigation indicated that the bus hit a ditch, went airborne, and rolled at least once. Thirteen of the passengers were hurt, three of them critically.

The accident occurred on the Richardson Highway, approximately 175 miles northeast of Anchorage. Five Alaska State Troopers responded to the scene, and the critically injured were medivaced by Army Black Hawk helicopters.

The 54 seat tour bus was being operated by the Luxury Coach Line, a California-based corporation operating charter tours.

Source: Alaska State Troopers

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