Bus carrying Natl. Guardsmen overturns in North Carolina

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by WCNC.com

WVEC.com

Posted on August 23, 2013 at 4:50 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 23 at 5:26 PM

IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. – Nearly 30 National Guardsmen on board a Holiday Tours charter bus suffered injuries when the vehicle overturned in Iredell County, North Carolina Friday.

Photos: Bus overturns in Iredell Co.

Officials said the bus slowed for turning traffic, slid to the right and ran off the road near the intersection of Oak Meadow Road on Highway 150.

Officials said one person was airlifted with serious, non-life threatening injuries to Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte. 

Nearly 30 others were transferred to local hospitals with minor injuries.  The bus driver was unharmed.

The Army Reserve members are from the 991st  Transportation Company based in Salisbury. 

N.C. State Highway patrol are investigating the accident.

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