The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

October 14, 2013

Six days after bus crash, six still in Geisinger

By Ashley Wislock and Francis Scarcella
The Daily Item

LEWISBURG — DANVILLE — Six people remain hospitalized nearly a week after the Greyhound bus they were traveling in rammed a garbage hauler on Interstate 80.

As of Monday, Geisinger Medical Center still was treating six patients, one of whom remained in critical condition, according to hospital spokesman Mike Ferlazzo. Two patients were listed in serious condition, while three were in fair condition.

Driver Sabrina Anderson, who was trapped for two hours inside her bus after emergency responders reached the scene early Wednesday morning, is one of the patients listed in serious condition. She had been in critical condition, according to the hospital.

Greyhound confirmed last week that Anderson was driving the bus with 49 passengers from New York City to Cleveland when the crash occurred. Anderson is a 12-year veteran of Greyhound and was “well within” the company’s driving and rest hours requirements, Greyhound spokeswoman Alexandra Pedrini said.

The remaining 11 passengers that had been treated at the hospital had been released, according to Geisinger.

The crash at Mile Post 204.8 in White Deer Township, Union County, killed one woman and injured more than 40 other passengers, who were taken to five regional hospitals.

State police at Milton said the victim, Hoang Thi Thanh Son, 37, of Vietnam, was identified using a fingerprint on her passport, which was found among debris from the wreckage. The Vietnamese government has been contacted and asked to notify Son’s relatives.

Police are continuing to investigate the crash and have not released further details.

Greyhound officials are still in the Valley and have said they will remain until every passenger is released from the hospital.

The company has continued to say it is working with police in the investigation, and Greyhound officials did not comment on whether a recording device was inside the bus.

Police, however, have said there may have been a recording device and that it is still unclear what caused the crash. Troopers said they would update the public as soon as they receive more information.