Bus rolls over on Connecticut highway

Courtesy of WTNH

Watch Live: Bus Crash Closes I-95 Northbound in Madison

MADISON, Conn. (WTNH)– Dozens of people have been injured, six critically, after a bus rollover on Interstate 95 northbound in Madison Monday afternoon.

State police in Westbrook confirm to News 8 that a bus rolled over on I-95 north in Madison, between exits 60 and 61 at 12:28 p.m. The State DOT reports that the northbound side of the highway is closed in that area.

Emergency crews on the scene of a bus crash on Interstate 95 north in Madison (WTNH / Report-It / Kelsey Horrigan)
Emergency crews on the scene of a bus crash on Interstate 95 north in Madison (WTNH / Report-It / Kelsey Horrigan)

 

Multiple ambulances across the shoreline have responded to the scene, as well as area fire departments.

State Police tell News 8 the Dahlia tour bus had about 55 passengers on board. The Day of New London reports the bus was bound for Mohegan Sun. The windshield was removed by emergency responders to get passengers out of the bus.

Injured people are being taken to Yale Trauma Center in New Haven. Hospital officials tell News 8 that they are expecting 30-40 people to be admitted, with six of them in critical condition. As of 1:45 p.m., officials at the hospital say that none of the six critically injured people have arrived yet due to poor driving conditions.

(WTNH / Report-It / Mike Ramcke)
Drivers on I-95 southbound can see the bus on its side across the barrier (WTNH / Report-It / Mike Ramcke)

All passengers are now out of the bus. Passengers that are not injured are being taken to a warming center at the Town Gym in Madison.

(WTNH / Report-It / Michsharma)
(WTNH / Report-It / Michsharma)

Spokespeople at Yale-New Haven Hospital tell News 8 that they train for “Major Trauma Events” like this crash five to six times per year. The hospital is prepared using techniques they have trained for in mass casualty situations.

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