Last week, the driver of a Dufour Inc.bus reportedly suffered a heart attack, causing the bus to veer out of its lane and into a gully.
The bus was headed northbound on Route 8 around 12:40am when the bus crash occurred. It was carrying 15 passengers, who were members of MCLA’s Leadership Academy on their way home from Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts.
The bus driver, age 69, was later pronounced dead at Berkshire Medical Center. Five of the passengers were taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries. Four of the five bus accident victims were released from the hospital following treatment, and status of the fifth passenger is unknown.
The motor vehicle accident is being investigated by the Pittsfield Police Department.
Bus Driver Stricken at Wheel; Five Injured in Crash, iBerkshires.com, July 29, 2009
A Massachusetts bus accident lawyer can assist you if you or a loved one has been injured on the road.