A bus taking passengers to the Masters golf tournament flipped over on a Georgia interstate on Thursday, injuring numerous people. The driver overcorrected and the bus flipped on its side.
Augusta University Medical Center told the network that they have received seven patients from the accident. Five of them remain at the hospital; one is still in critical condition, another is in serious condition and three are in fair condition.
The Georgia State Patrol later confirmed that the driver of the bus, 61-year-old Steven F. Hoppenbrouwer of Gwinnett County, Georgia, has been charged with driving under the influence of drugs and failure to maintain lane.
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The bus driver has been charged with DUI. The six other passengers had been treated and released, the hospital said.
"Several" of the 18 passengers on board were sent to Doctors Hospital in Augusta with injuries not considered life-threatening, the department said. He said passengers told authorities the bus had drifted off the edge of the roadway twice before it veered a third time and crashed. There were 18 passengers on the bus according to the statement. This is near the Appling-Harlem and Grovetown exits and just outside of Augusta.
The bus, which was carrying a group from Atlanta to the tournament, is owned by Jet Executive Limousine, troopers said.
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A tour bus crashed en route to the Masters Thursday, causing 16 people to go to the hospital, according to WRDW.
All seven people being treated at AUMC are adults. Westbound traffic has since cleared but eastbound traffic is still heavy with single lane traffic being diverted to the shoulder.
The crash caused I-20 to shut down in both directions, but the interstate later reopened.
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