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Bus Accident in West Palm Beach County Requires Strange Rescue

In what sounds like a television episode, a recreation vehicle in western Palm Beach County, which was transporting more than a dozen senior citizens, crashed into an embankment on S.R. 80, resulting in personal injuries to two passengers. According to Palm Beach County officials, the single vehicle collision was the result of speed and the wet condition of the roadway.

While the accident itself was not unusual, how the paramedics rescued the occupants was. The crash left the bus stopped at an angle, making it difficult for the elderly occupants to be removed. So, Fire Fighters had to hitch the bus to a fire rescue truck for stability. Then rescuers placed the passengers on a stretcher affixed to a ladder and pulled the passengers out through a window to safety. Sounds like a job for CSI.

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