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Charter bus heading to State Fair is hit by another bus; 3 seriously injured


August 23, 2019

Elizabeth Flores – Star Tribune

King Stevens, 3, and his brother Mikeih Stevens, 5, cq, watched as St. Paul paramedics, police crew and firefighters worked the scene of a two-bus accident at the corner of Larpenteur Avenue and Highway 280, Thursday, August 22, 2019 on the Minnneapolis/St. Paul border. They were there with their father Albert Stevens and grandmother Patricia Stevens.

A charter bus empty except for a driver veered off a highway entrance ramp to Hwy. 280 near the Minneapolis-St. Paul border late Thursday morning and collided with another charter bus ferrying 50 people to the State Fair, authorities said.

Eight people were taken to hospitals with injuries. Both drivers were taken from the crash scene in Lauderdale to HCMC after being freed from the wreckage by emergency responders after about 20 minutes, officials said during a St. Paul Fire Department news briefing. The other injured people went to Regions Hospital in St. Paul.


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