Early Tuesday (March 13th, 2018) morning, a bus filled with students from the greater Houston, Texas area fell into a ravine in Baldwin County, Alabama. The bus driver was killed in the one-vehicle bus accident and many serious injuries have been reported.
The band students performed at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida and were being shuttled home from the event. The First Class Tours bus was driven by Mr. Harry Caligone, who perished in the accident. A company representative expressed condolences for the accident victims and noted that Caligone was an experienced employee.
At this time, it is not exactly known how many other passengers were injured in the bus accident. One hospital stated seven patients were injured but could be released, yet another four were in serious condition. Another report stated five others were in serious condition, perhaps at another medical center, and at least one other person is considered in “critical condition” from injuries suffered in the crash. Not all of the passengers were students, and it is also not known at this time how many of the reported injuries were suffered by students.
The deadly bus accident occurred around 5:30 AM CDT. Due to the early morning hour, it is possible bus driver exhaustion may have been a contributing factor to the cause of the crash. Ongoing investigations will need to reveal more information as to why the bus driver lost control of the vehicle and careened into the ravine. First Class Tours has stated it will work with investigators.
(More information about this ongoing bus accident in Alabama can be found by clicking here and reading a full article from CNN.)
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