Tragically, there’s been a fatal bus crash in Northwest Arizona near the Hoover Dam.
The accident happened at about 8 pm Friday evening with a bus full of passengers who were returning to Las Vegas from a day trip at the Grand Canyon.
The bus was filled with mainly foreign tourists from Asia and Europe.
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As the bus was approaching the Nevada state line, the driver of the Silver State Trailways apparently experienced some sort of medical issue causing him to lose control of the bus and the bus veered off the highway to the right.
The part of the highway that the accident occurred on is known for it’s rough terrain which likely contributed to the seriousness of the accident.
The tour bus then crashed on U.S. 93.
Dozens of bus passengers were injured and taken to various local hospitals and the bus driver died at the scene of the accident.
Eight people, who were more seriously injured, had to be airlifted to University Medical Center and Sunrise Hospitals in Las Vegas.
Three still remain hospitalized with one person listed in serious condition.
According to reports from 13 Action News, the bus driver may have had a heart attack because one of the passengers, who was hospitalized, said she saw him close his eyes and fall over.
Medical personnel said that even though the driver was already dead when they arrived, he was still clutching his chest, possibly indicating a heart attack.
Representatives from Silver State Trailways believe it was a heart attack or some type of seizure and said their thoughts right now are with the bus driver’s family.
All of the bus passengers are expected to survive.