Officials: Bus crash injures more than 30 in Neb.

October 6, 2011 - 10:15 AM

GIBBON, Neb. (AP) — Five people are being treated at a hospital after a Denver-bound bus rammed into an overturned semitrailer on Interstate 80 in south Nebraska early Thursday. Most passengers suffered minor injuries.

The Nebraska State Patrol says 41 people were taken to the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, about 180 miles west of Omaha, after the accident around 2 a.m.

Hospital spokeswoman Marsha Wilkerson says 30 people have been treated and released. Some refused treatment. Of the five admitted, one was in critical condition and one was in serious condition. The condition of the three other patients wasn't immediately available.

The other passengers spent about two hours at an American Red Cross shelter until the bus operator, Burlington Trailways, could get another bus there. They continued on their trip around 8:30 a.m.