30+ passengers hurt after casino-bound bus overturns on I-95 in Connecticut

MADISON, Connecticut (WABC) -- About 70 people were aboard a casino-bound charter bus that overturned on Interstate 95 in Connecticut Monday, shutting down one side of the highway.

It happened in the northbound lanes of I-95 near exit 61 in Madison at about 12:30 p.m.

Photos from the scene show the white bus on its side. Numerous emergency vehicles are at the scene, and people are being loaded onto stretchers and into ambulances.

The Connecticut State Police said of the approximately 70 people on board, 30 were able to walk off the bus on their own. The rest were transported to Yale and St. Ray's Hospital. None of their injuries are considered life-threatening.

The hospital it received a total of eight patients, none of which were in critical condition.

Passengers who were able to walk off were transported to Madison Town Campus, and the Red Cross was called out to assist them.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

This is a view of the scene from a nearby traffic camera:

The crash occurred during a snowstorm that was expected to drop up to a foot of snow on parts of the state, but it was not immediately clear if the crash was caused by the weather.

A spokesman for the Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, Connecticut, said the bus is owned by Dahlia Inc and the agency operating it is VMC East Coast. He said all additional incoming buses from the New York area to Mohegan Sun have been rerouted and are heading back to New York. It will remain this way until conditions improve.

VMC East Coast released a statement following the crash:
"VMC East Coast is very saddened that this has happened today. Our main concern right now is the safety and comfort of our passengers. We thank the First Responders who are helping everyone who was on the bus today. We pray that all our passengers are okay and will be safely returned to their families soon. We may release more information in the coming days."

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