Irving emergency crews are working a major bus accident on State Highway 161/President George Bush Turnpike near Belt Line Rd.
Initial reports said a bus rolled over in the crash and that as many as 40 patients may be trapped inside. NBC 5 watched as firefighters pulled multiple victims out of the vehicle. All passengers have been removed.
The bus is lying along its right side, which trapped the passengers and did not let them out the doors of the bus. Passengers had to use emergency hatches on the roof of the bus and push out the windows of the left side of the bus to climb out or be removed by emergency crews.
Two witnesses told NBC 5 that when they stopped to help, they witnessed "bodies stacked on top of each other...moaning, crying, screaming for help." They were able to remove a few people from the bus.
Sixteen patients are in critical condition, according to emergency crews. Many passengers suffered minor injuries. Patients were sent to Baylor Irving Medical Center and Las Colinas Medical Center. Severely injured patients were sent to Parkland Memorial Hospital. Read more via NBC News...