Charter Bus Accident Injures Sorority Members

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40 Sorority Members Injured during Homecoming Week

Homecoming is a huge week for anybody in school, it’s filled with excitement and parties. Homecoming week for Forty University of Delaware sorority women wasn’t so much fun as it was probably terrifying.

On Thursday night, October 10, Officials said that Forty U.D. sorority women were injured in a charted school bus accident. The bus got overturned after it was struck by a tractor and trailer! That Friday the trucker was issued traffic summons for failing to stop at the red light, according to the State Police.

State Police CPL. John Day said that the accident was reported around 10 p.m. and nine of the students were taken by ambulance to Christiana Hospital. Two of the nine were with non-life threatening injuries. The rest of the 40 women bus passengers were taken to nearby medical centers for minor injuries, they were transported by private vehicles.

According to the director of Public Relations, the ladies were members of the Sorority, Phi Sigma Sigma and were on their way to a party. Some bystanders said that the women were heading to a mixer at Aqua Sol nightclub at Summit North Marina since it was homecoming week at UD.

The women were in the second of two buses and the bus driver was not injured. The other bus attendants were not hurt either. The bus driver, John Faverio told emergency workers at the scene that he was going southbound and turning onto Howell School Road when the back of the bus was clipped by a northbound car carrier. The bus then spun and overturned!

Reports say that both the divers were wearing seat belts. The driver of the truck who was 26, Roberto Figuero-Gomez was not injured either.

Daniel A. Gibalevich
DAG Law Firm

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