A bus carrying members of the University of Delaware sorority Phi Sigma Sigma overturned after being hit by a tractor trailer in a downpour on Summit Bridge Rd. in Bear.
Nine people on the bus were taken to the hospital by ambulance following the crash around 10 p.m. Thursday night. Two of those were admitted with non-life-threatening injuries. The remaining forty passengers on the bus were taken to medical centers in the area by private vehicles for treatment of minor injuries.
The sorority members were on their way to a party when the bus was hit after turning onto Summit Bridge Rd.
A statement from Phi Sigma Sigma Grand Archon Alicia Scott was posted on the sorority’s Facebook page. Scott says, “Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who was in involved in the overturned bus accident last night near the University of Delaware, especially the sisters of our Delta Eta chapter of Phi Sigma Sigma.”
She says they are monitoring the situation. “Members of Phi Sigma Sigma’s staff are on site and working with the chapter members. The safety and well-being of our members is always the top priority. We wish all of the injured parties a speedy recovery.”
The driver of the truck, 26-year-old Roberto Figueroa-Gomez of Miami, was cited for failing to stop at a red light.