2 Tour Buses Crash Near Minnesota State Fair, 8 Injured

St. Paul paramedics, police crew and firefighters worked the scene of a two-bus accident at the corner of Larpenteur Avenue and Highway 280, Thursday, August 22, 2019 on the Minnneapolis/St. Paul border. ] ELIZABETH FLORES • [email protected]

Minneapolis – Eight people were sent to the hospital with injuries after two tour buses collided near the Minnesota State Fairgrounds just as the event was getting underway.

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The Minnesota State Patrol says one of the buses was heading to the State Fair with 50 passengers and a driver Thursday. The other bus was empty, except for the driver.

Three people, including both bus drivers, suffered serious injuries.

The remaining passengers were taken to a fire department training facility, where doctors evaluated 24 people for minor injuries.

The State Patrol says the crash happened shortly before 10:30 a.m. on Highway 280, about a half-mile from the fair, which started Thursday.

The bus carrying passengers was from Andy’s Charter Service in Little Falls. The other bus was from Lorenz Bus Service.

Authorities are investigating.


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