A crash between a bus and truck with Americans leaves 13 injured on the Tepic-Mazatlan Hwy


The accident was recorded on the Tepic-Mazatlan highway at kilometer 179, on the junction that connects this federal road with the municipal capital of Escuinapa

Escuinapa, Sinaloa.- On the Tepic-Mazatlan highway, there was a spectacular accident involving a passenger bus and a truck of North Americans, leaving a balance of 13 injured people, four of them seriously.

The accident was recorded on the federal road, at kilometer 179, a few meters from the junction that connects this road with the municipal capital of Escuinapa, the units involved were a GMC truck, sand-colored, pulling a camper trailer, and a passenger bus.

Elements of the different emergency corporations immediately mobilized to the designated place, where a tragic panorama was seen, in the place was a completely damaged truck, his cabin was detached and meters from his box, the American couple were pressed inside, so they started with rescue work.

With the support of the hydraulic equipment known as “jaws of life”, Fire and Civil Protection elements carried out rescue maneuvers for the injured, they were supported at all times by municipal, state and Red Cross paramedics.

The passenger bus ended up on a slope, out of the asphalt folder on a canal, from its interior rescued eleven people, the driver was also pressed, so the maneuvers of specialized personnel were necessary and he has the knowledge to use hydraulic equipment

Elements of the National Guard were responsible for protecting the area, since the highway remained closed to vehicular traffic, both lanes were long lines mostly of cargo tucks.

According to the information provided by medical personnel, thirteen people injured by the accident were admitted to the emergency room of the general hospital of Escuinapa, of which four remained in a delicate state, since two had severe head trauma and one with a chest contusion.

Correction: Drivers turned out to be Canadians

Source: el debate

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