Detroiters endure bus crash and fire during trip to DC - New York News

Detroiters endure bus crash and fire during trip to DC

Posted: Updated:
DETROIT, Mich. (WJBK) -

A Detroit group returned from the 50th anniversary celebration of the March on Washington Sunday and they had quite a story to tell! Their bus caught fire during the trip. There was also a crash that sent several people to the hospital.

Click on the video player to watch Randy Wimbley's report.

It took and extra 12 hours, but two buses carrying more than a hundred Detroiters finally made it back from Washington, DC Sunday. One woman showed us her charred iPad after the charter bus she was riding in caught fire. Passengers tell us they heard a noise and saw smoke. Next thing they knew, the bus went up in flames. Thankfully, everyone managed to escape.

Saturday, there was an accident involving several busses including one from Detroit. We're told one of the drivers was traveling too close to the other buses. Nine people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Some missed the march on the National Mall. Still, the group says it was well worth the trip to mark this important moment in history.

"Just being in that moment was incredible," said Rev. Charles Williams II. "I felt like I stepped back a few generations like to be where my grandparents were when they were there."

We contacted Turner Tours, the company that owns the charter buses used for the Washington, DC trip. We wanted to get their take on the accident and what caused the fire. But, the company says it's not commenting on the mishaps. We're told passengers will be reimbursed for property damage.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Deep split in Port Authority over unfinished WTC tower

    Deep split in Port Authority over unfinished WTC tower

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:44:18 GMT
    Board members of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey revealed a deep split Wednesday over the agency's role in effecting the completion of the long-delayed 3 World Trade Center project, with some commissioners lauding the effort and others expressing grave concerns. The discussion at the monthly board meeting offered a rare glimpse into the negotiations that have been going on behind the scenes in recent months.
    Board members of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey revealed a deep split Wednesday over the agency's role in effecting the completion of the long-delayed 3 World Trade Center project, with some commissioners lauding the effort and others expressing grave concerns. The discussion at the monthly board meeting offered a rare glimpse into the negotiations that have been going on behind the scenes in recent months.
  • God's Love We Deliver virtual bake sale for birthday cakes

    God's Love We Deliver virtual bake sale for birthday cakes

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:36:46 GMT
    God's Love We Deliver provides meals to people in the New York City area who are too sick to shop and cook for themselves. Clients also receive birthday cards that are decorated by local school students. Sometimes a cake is the only birthday gift that God's Love's clients will receive.
    God's Love We Deliver provides meals to people in the New York City area who are too sick to shop and cook for themselves. Clients also receive birthday cards that are decorated by local school students. Sometimes a cake is the only birthday gift that God's Love's clients will receive.
  • Success Academy students waiting for word on new locations

    Success Academy students waiting for word on new locations

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:58:48 GMT
    The mayor's office is saying one thing. The charter schools another. It is a lot of he said, she said. The bottom line is that right now the future of three charter schools is still unclear. Jennifer Duran is afraid because she doesn't know where her two children are going to school next year. Both kids attend success academy Harlem 4, one of three charter schools that still does not have a set location. The other two charters are Success Academy Jamaica in Queens and Success Academy City Hall.
    The mayor's office is saying one thing. The charter schools another. It is a lot of he said, she said. The bottom line is that right now the future of three charter schools is still unclear. Jennifer Duran is afraid because she doesn't know where her two children are going to school next year. Both kids attend success academy Harlem 4, one of three charter schools that still does not have a set location. The other two charters are Success Academy Jamaica in Queens and Success Academy City Hall.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices