Seventeen people were injured including five passengers on a Trailways bus after a chain-reaction accident involving a Trailways bus, a semi truck and four passenger cars on Highway 2 nine miles northwest of Leavenworth, Washington.
According to the Wenatchee World, the multi-car accident occurred near the Tumwater campground where there was a construction site. Apparently, a few cars and a semi truck were stopped for a dump truck pulling out of the construction area when they were rear-ended by the Trailways bus and another vehicle. The impact of the rear-end collision caused the semi truck to hit two other vehicles.
Injuries included sore backs, head injuries, a chipped tooth, banged up knee and a chipped tooth. Accident victims were taken to the hospital. Luckily, no one was killed in the accident. Victims ranged in age from 6 months to 62 years of age.
People writing in the Comments section on the newspaper web-site wondered if the construction flaggers were doing their job properly and if the Trailways bus was traveling at too high rate of speed. Washington State Patrol have not cited anyone at this time.
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