At least 29 people were hurt when a Greyhound bus headed to New York City from Atlanta crashed in North Carolina, officials say.
Bus No. 1082 crashed on Interstate 85 in Thomasville, a small town in a rural stretch between Charlotte and Greensboro, at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the bus carrier said.
The North Carolina Highway Patrol said that the bus ran off the road after it hit a large piece of metal in the roadway. The vehicle, which had blown a tire, started skimming trees on the side of the highway before coming to a stop.
The Greyhound spokeswoman said that there were 48 people on the bus at the time of the crash; 29 were taken to area hospitals with varying injuries. State troopers say that their injuries aren't life-threatening.
The 19 uninjured passengers were put on other buses, which continued to the Greensboro stop.
The bus had left Atlanta at about 2 p.m. Tuesday and was due to arrive at the Port Authority Bus Terminal at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.