Multiple injuries reported as Masters-bound bus crashes

Multiple injuries reported as Masters-bound bus crashes

Multiple injuries reported as Masters-bound bus crashes

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The tour bus that crashed carrying 18 people Thursday morning has now been flipped back over.

"You have a group of guys really hoping for a good time at the Augusta National and now this tragedy fell upon them, now they're in the hospital", Georgia State Patrol Sgt. Christopher Wright said.

BC-US-Tour Bus Crash-Masters, 4th Ld-Writethru, 490 Masters golf fans hurt when bus overturns on interstateAP Photo GAAUG201Eds: Updates with hospital saying one passenger in critical condition; With AP Photos. 18 people were onboard the bus.

Get daily prep sports headlines from the Gwinnett Daily Post staff delivered to your email. He says some patients may require operations and added that none of the injuries appear to be life threatening.

The crash blocked lanes in both directions about 15 miles from the golf tournament along a major route from Atlanta, where many golf fans fly in before driving the last leg. Wright stated police imagine he had been using prescription drugs, alcohol.

The driver was hit with a DUI charge after flipping the bus Thursday morning.


The bus flipped in the eastbound lanes near mile marker 185, which is between the Appling-Harlem and Grovetown exits, around 9 a.m. Thursday. Eastern, but the ABC station cited a sheriff's office report that several were taken to Augusta University Medical Center, with five in serious condition and two in fair condition.

The bus was operated by Jet Executive Limousine of metro Atlanta, Wright said.

A person who answered the phone at the business declined to comment, saying the company was "in the dark" about the details of what happened.

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