Washington band bus flips over
By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Washington Huskies band bus was traveling to Pullman, Washington from Seattle, Washington when it flipped over. There were no serious injuries were reported.
The Huskies play the Cougars in the Apple Cup on Friday night.
40-to-45 people on the bus were transported to local hospitals, according to the Washington State Police. There were 56 people total on the bus.
The bus flipped over in George, Washington. It is 130 miles away from Spokane, Washington.
The band we’re going to stay overnight in Spokane before traveling the rest of the way to Pullman.
“The injuries reported were cuts, complaints of general pain and back pain, but the injuries are not believed to be critical,” University of Washington spokesman Victor Balta said in a statement. “The University is doing everything it can to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff and to get them safely back on their journey to Pullman.”
State Police officials are not sure how the bus flipped over. However, they believe icy roads and fog were leading factors.
According to media reports, this was one of six buses carrying band members and chaperones.
The George, Washington community, according to band member Patrick Stanton, welcomed them with Thanksgiving dinner after the accident. Stanton said they brought them food after a local radio station put out a call for help.