Greyhound passengers stranded for hours following interstate accident

lfabian@macontel.comJune 7, 2007 

PERRY —  A busload of Greyhound passengers bound for Atlanta was stranded for about three hours Wednesday night after an accident with two tractor trailers on Interstate 75 in Houston County.

Shortly before 7:50 p.m., the bus was rear-ended in a Department of Transportation work zone where traffic narrowed to one northbound lane near mile marker 140, said Corporal Richard Peck of the Georgia State Patrol.

The bus and a tractor trailer following behind stopped in traffic when a second tractor trailer did not stop, hitting the first truck and sending it into the back of the bus, Peck said.

Deputies from the Peach County Sheriff's Office helped with the stranded passengers who were taken on a Peach County schoolbus to the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter to wait for a new bus from Atlanta.

"You just can't leave that many people stranded on the interstate," said Peck, who along with trooper Derreck Lumsden, stayed with the passengers in the Miller Murphy Howard building on the fairgrounds.

No one was hurt, but trooper Justin Tabor is investigating the accident.

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