“Bus rolled over, 32 injured”, was the alarm message from the emergency services on Friday night in the Styrian district of Liezen. The bus had fallen off a ramp and overturned. The spectacular accident caused four serious injuries and 20 minor injuries. Eight passengers were unharmed. A large contingent of police, ambulance and fire brigade was deployed.
According to the police, the bus from the Styrian district of Hartberg-Fürstenfeld was on its way to Grundlsee. According to the Liezen fire brigade, the bus drove on an unpaved path for reasons that are still unclear. After coming off the same road, the vehicle fell over a high embankment and overturned once. Then the bus came to a stop on its wheels right next to a pond. According to the fire service, all occupants were able to free themselves, no one was trapped.
There were also two helicopters in action
Numerous forces – in addition to the Red Cross, fire brigade and police, also two night helicopters – were in action. Two seriously injured people were flown by ambulance to the hospitals in St. Pölten and Salzburg, two other seriously injured people were taken by ambulance to the hospitals in Bad Ischl and Rottenmann.
20 slightly injured were taken to the clinics of Schladming and Bad Aussee, among others. After outpatient treatment, they were taken to their accommodation. The rescue work was “as far as possible during the night,” it said on the part of the state police directorate.