Women’s Basketball team involved in bus crash; players, staff suffer minor injuries
GEORGETOWN, Mass- A bus carrying the University of Maine Women’s Basketball team was involved in a serious accident Tuesday night in Georgetown, Mass.
The bus carrying 22 players and staff members was traveling southbound on Interstate 95 before the driver of the Cyr Bus Lines bus passed out at the wheel, causing the bus to cut across a median into the northbound lane before landing in a wooded area just along the interstate.
The driver of the bus suffered a “medical emergency” while behind the wheel and was transported to a local hospital. He is being treated for serious injuries.
According to NECN, the remaining passengers were transported to area hospitals for treatment of “minor” injuries yet some opted to refuse medical attention.
Athletic Director Steve Abbott has confirmed players and staff did not suffer any serious injuries.
The team was en route to Boston University where they were scheduled to take on the Terriers Wednesday night but the decision has been made to return to Orono.
A separate accident took place involving a State Trooper as he was leaving the scene. He is being treated for minor injuries.
The Women’s Basketball team returns home Saturday, March 2 to take on New Hampshire on senior day. Tip-off is scheduled for noon.
Posted on February 26, 2013, in WMEB Sports, Women's Basketball and tagged Accident, Bus, Cyr Bus Lines, Maine Womens Basketball, Orono, Richard Barron, UMaine, University of Maine, Womens Basketball. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.