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August 17, 2009

12 injured after van carrying church group flips over on Buffalo, NY expressway

Monday, August 17, 2009

According to Buffalo Fire Department radio communications, at least 12 people were injured after a van carrying a church group flipped over on an expressway interchange in Buffalo, New York.

The accident occurred on the on ramp to Buffalo’s route 198 Westbound at around 6:30 p.m. (EDT). The van was traveling from route 33 Westbound. According to the fire department, a preliminary investigation on scene shows the driver of the van may have been going too fast on the interchange’s turn, causing the van to flip over several times.

At 7:00 p.m., according to New York Department of Transportation traffic cameras, police were still blocking all traffic from entering the 198 Westbound from route 33. At 7:10 p.m., the van was finally able to be towed from the scene.

The extent of the occupants injuries are not yet known, but The Buffalo News says none of the injures appear to be serious. It is still not known what church the group was affiliated with.


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