In Brazil, a bus crashed from a 35-meter bridge

In Brazil, a bus crashed from a 35-meter bridge

December 5, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

On Friday, December 4, in the state of Minas Gerais in southeastern Brazil, a bus fell from an overpass about 35 meters above the railroad.

As reported by G1, as a result, 17 people died – 12 on the spot and five in the hospital. At least 27 people were injured, three of them are in serious condition.

The seriously wounded – an adult and two children – had to be taken by helicopter to an ambulance hospital.

The bus that left the village in the Mata Grande countryside on Thursday morning for São Paulo is owned by Localima Turismo.

It is assumed that the cause of the accident was a failure of the vehicle’s braking system.

According to the transport police, the driver managed to jump out of the cab before falling, after which he disappeared.

“The driver shouted that he had lost the brakes and the bus began to roll in reverse, uncontrollable, hitting the side protection of the bridge. At that moment, six people managed to jump off the bus before it fell, including the driver who is still not found “, – said the local fire department.

The investigation into the disaster continues.