Bus accident on Pa. turnpike; 29 injured

August 13, 2011 - 6:44 AM

MANHEIM, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania Turnpike spokesman says rescue crews are working to free a person trapped when a Greyhound bus overturned on the interstate, injuring 29 people.

Turnpike spokesman Carl DeFebo said the westbound bus flipped on its side at about 6 a.m. Saturday at milepost 267, one mile east of the Lebanon-Lancaster exit.

DeFebo says 29 injuries have been reported, with three of the injured transported by air to hospitals. He said it's unclear how severe the injuries are, or the bus' route.

The westbound lanes of the turnpike are closed, with traffic being diverted at the Reading exit and rerouted to the Harrisburg East exit.