As snowstorms slickened the roadways across the area on Monday morning, a tour bus incident in northern Utah injured 23 passengers.
33 people were traveling on the Salt Lake Express bus from Boise, Idaho to Salt Lake City, Utah. According to a statement from the Utah Highway Patrol, the bus slipped and flipped onto its side at around 4:30 a.m. when its driver lost control while changing lanes.
One passenger was being hospitalized for a life-threatening injury as of Monday afternoon, according to the highway patrol, out of the almost two dozen people who had been hurt. Seven of the injured passengers were moved elsewhere after being treated at Intermountain Bear River Valley Hospital 19 of them. According to Intermountain spokesperson Jess Gomez, the bulk of passengers taken to the local hospital were being treated for very minor wounds.
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There is no trauma unit at the neighborhood hospital in Tremonton, which is about 108 kilometers (67 miles) north of Salt Lake City.
Passengers who weren’t hurt were sent to a nearby armory in Garland, Utah.
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