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Barcelona-Murcia bus accident leaves 5 people injured, 2 of them seriously

Murcia bus accident leaves 5 people injured 2 of them seriously
The accident occurred last night on the A-7, in the Alicante town of Granja de Rocamora, in the direction of Murcia, when the bus, which was carrying around fifty passengers, left the road and was half-overturned.

The accident recorded late on Saturday on the A-7 in Granja de Rocamora (Alicante) has resulted in two people seriously injured and three others with injuries of varying degrees, among the total of ten people treated in the incident.

The accident occurred at kilometre 543 of the A-7, in the Alicante town of Granja de Rocamora, in the direction of Murcia, when the bus, occupied by some fifty passengers, left the road and rolled over for unspecified reasons.

According to 112 GVA, all the injured people were treated at the scene, with no fatalities or people trapped inside the vehicle as a result of the accident. Subsequently, the two seriously injured have been transferred to the General Hospital of Elche and the three people of varying degrees of injury to the Vega Baja de Orihuela, according to information from Emergencias, with data from the CICU.

According to the Fire Brigade Consortium, the most seriously injured are a pregnant woman with cranioencephalic trauma and another person who suffered an open fracture of the humerus.

The coach, which was travelling on the Barcelona-Murcia-Algeciras route, left the track and partially overturned at kilometre 543 due to unspecified circumstances. The transport company has sent a bus to the area to pick up the unharmed passengers and continue the journey.

At the scene of the accident, personnel from the Alicante Provincial Fire Brigade, the Generalitat Police, the Traffic Civil Guard and, on the medical side, teams from the Emergency Information and Coordination Centre (CICU) and an ambulance from the Red Cross were on hand.

The Orihuela, Almoradí, Elche and Crevillent fire stations were on the scene, working to evacuate the passengers and help them to get out of the accident vehicle safely, after receiving the call after 22:00 hours.

According to the Consortium, the fire brigade mobilised command units, a rescue van, a Heavy Urban Pump, two Heavy Rural Pumps, an officer, a non-commissioned officer, two sergeants, three corporals and 12 firefighters. The intervention lasted until 0.42 hours.

 

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