Fatal Greyhound bus crash in Limestone County, Alabama leaves one dead and multiple injured

A fatal accident involving a Greyhound bus occurred in Limestone County, Alabama, resulting in one fatality and multiple injuries. The wreck took place around 10:16 p.m. Monday on Alabama Highway 53 near Pinedale Road and Pulaski Pike. According to Limestone County Coroner Mike West, emergency responders from multiple agencies rushed to the scene.

The collision resulted in the death of 23-year-old Sidney C. Benson, the driver of the car that was hit by the Greyhound bus. The impact caused the bus to veer off the road and overturn, leading to one fatality and several injuries. One person was transported to Huntsville Hospital Trauma Services in critical condition, while three others were taken to Huntsville Hospital in serious condition. Additionally, four individuals sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to Madison Hospital.

Emergency response teams, including ambulances and helicopters from HEMSI and assistance from Athens Limestone EMS, quickly arrived at the scene to provide aid. The following morning, Greyhound officials released a statement expressing regret for the accident and confirming that the bus was traveling from Tallahassee, Florida to Nashville, Tennessee at the time of the incident.

According to the statement, eight passengers and the bus driver were transported to nearby hospitals, with six of the passengers being treated and released. Greyhound expressed shock and sadness over the fatality and offered thoughts and sympathy to all those involved in the accident. The company pledged to work closely with authorities to determine the exact circumstances of the accident and provide full support to those affected.

As the investigation into the tragic incident continues, officials and emergency response teams are focused on understanding the details of the accident and providing support to the individuals and families affected. It remains crucial for authorities to conduct a thorough examination of the circumstances surrounding the collision to prevent similar incidents in the future.