Bus to Mohegan Sun crashes on I-95N in Madison; Dozens injured

Bus Rolls Over In Connecticut, Portion of I-95 Shut Down

MADISON (WTIC) -- Emergency crews responded to a bus rollover accident on I-95 north in Madison Monday afternoon that injured dozens of people. State Police said there were about 55 people on the bus. 30 were able to walk off, but the rest were transported to area hospitals.

According to Mohegan Sun, the bus was a Dahlia Inc. charter operated by VMC East Coast Travel from NYC to Mohegan Sun. All additional buses to Mohegan Sun have been rerouted due to the weather.

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Dr. Andy Ulrich with Yale New Haven hospital originally said they were preparing for 30-40 patients to be brought in, six of them in critical condition. Now, YNHH officials say they received 8 patients. Middlesex Hospital's shoreline medical center in Westbrook said they took in 16 people from the accident.

State Police said 25 people were injured in the crash, but at this time, none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening.

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Bus to Mohegan Sun crashes on I-95N in Madison; Dozens injured
BREAKING: Charter bus rolls over on I-95 in Madison, CT b/w Exits 60 & 61, injuries unknown...tune in for latest https://t.co/jVeGxYabcG
Overturned tour bus in #Madison. Portion of I-95 still closed https://t.co/SBuaUvZXTO
I-95 Bus Incident: Our emergency department has been activated and is ready to handle incoming patients. We will provide updates as needed.
I'm seeing many ambulances and a few fire trucks starting to leave the scene in #MADISON on I-95 NB x61 #WFSBtraffic https://t.co/DtXx7z9UMi
First responders working on the major bus accident on I-95 in Madison. #FirstAlertCT https://t.co/rtRLU9oPSt
Only a few inches of snow likely contributed to Madison bus ax @FOX61News https://t.co/Bgh8jgEAzB
MORE: I-95 north is shut down in Madison, CT after this bus rollover (pics from @themattcast on scene) @FOX61News https://t.co/VuPBDVDe13
Update: #CT State Police say there were ~ 70 passengers on bus that crashed in #madison. 30 able to walk away, others taken to hospitals.

The accident happened near Exit 61 just before 12:30 p.m. The charter bus rolled on side, shutting down the highway. Multiple ambulances were called to the scene to transport those with injuries to surrounding hospitals. State Police accident reconstruction is assisting with the investigation, with help from Madison, Chester, Old Saybrook, Guilford, Essex, Westbrook, Killingly, Deep River, Old Lyme and Lyme.

Passengers who were able to walk off the bus were taken to Madison Town Campus where the Red Cross was called out to assist them. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

FOX 61's Matt Scott was live on the scene and witnessed people being removed from the bus on stretchers.

Madison bus accident

Posted by Meteorologist Matt Scott on Monday, February 8, 2016

Gov. Dannel Malloy released a statement following the accident:

"We continue to monitor the situation closely and receive updates in real-time. Public safety is our top priority and our office continues to work with state agencies and emergency management officials to that end. Our thoughts are with those who are injured, and we extend our gratitude to the first responders who are working to protect the safety of all those involved. We urge all those who must travel to use added caution, allow extra time to travel, and reduce speeds as conditions warrant."

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