A tour bus from New York City bound for Mohegan Sun Casino rolled over on its side during a snowstorm on Monday, February 8 at about 12:30 p.m. It happened in Madison, Connecticut near exit 61 on Interstate 95, reported a member of the state Department of Transportation. The bus is owned by Dahlia, Inc. and operated by VMC East Coast.
Dr. Andy Ulrich with Yale-New Haven hospital told FOX News that they were treating six of the passengers who were in critical condition, while sixteen others were taken to Shoreline Medical Center. Passengers suffered broken bones, internal injuries and cuts and bruises. In a statement issued following the accident, VMC East Coast thanked the firefighters, paramedics and police for their help and expressed regret that the accident happened. It is 13 years to the day, that a Dahlia bus on its way to Atlantic City, crashed. Two people died and dozens were injured in that accident in 2003, reported FOX News.
The front windshield was removed by responders to get the passengers out of the bus. There were 70 people on board. Many passengers were taken to local hospitals, and others, who declined treatment at the scene, were taken to a warming center at Madison Town Campus. They were tended to by the Red Cross. No other vehicles were involved in the crash. Governor Malloy issued a statement that his thoughts go out to those injured on the bus. He also expressed gratitude to all of the first responders and said that public safety is a top priority.