Two people were killed and at least 18 others were hurt when a Greyhound bus overturned on U.S. Highway 101 in San Jose this morning.
The crash happened around 6:40 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Hwy 101 during the rainy morning commute. The bus was travelling from Los Angeles to San Francisco when the bus driver apparently lost control and the bus flipped over on its side on the barrier between the northbound and southbound lanes of Hwy 101. Both of the people who were killed were ejected from the bus during the crash.
Investigators believe that the bus was the only vehicle involved in the crash.
Though the cause of the crash is still under investigation, some surviving passengers are reporting that the bus swerved several times before the crash and they believe that the bus driver may have fallen asleep. The bus driver was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
The crash has blocked several of both the north and southbound lanes of Hwy 101. Serious traffic backups are occurring.
Transportation officials say it will take 6 to 8 hours to clear the crash. They advise drivers to find an alternate route.
Driving up to Greyhound bus crash on NB 101 to 85. 2 dead and 18 injured. pic.twitter.com/zSap17uGVY
— Matt Keller (@MattKellerABC7) January 19, 2016