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Bus Collides With Car on Icy Highway, Injuring 15

December 8, 1991

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) _ A Greyhound bus struck a car on an icy highway Saturday night, sending it rolling down a small slope and injuring at least 34 people, including one critically, authorities said.

″We were sliding all over the road,″ bus passenger David Walker said. ″Everyone was just screaming.″

Walker said after the bus struck the car it spun 180 degrees, went down a small slope and rolled over onto its side.

″The roads right now are extremely slippery,″ said State Patrol dispatcher Mike Marohn. ″We can only travel about 10 miles an hour.″

One person was listed in critical condition at St. Cloud Hospital, said nursing supervisor Deb Folsom. Another 33 passengers, whose injuries ranged from minor to serious were taken to two other local hospitals, spokesmen for those hospitals said.

A Greyhound spokeswoman in Minneapolis said she could not provide any route information.

About 25 uninjured passengers were taken to Little Falls to await other transportation, Walker said.

The accident occurred in central Minnesota about 9 miles from Little Falls, on Highway 371, Marohn said.

The National Weather Service said freezing drizzle was falling in the Little Falls area Saturday night. A winter weather advisory was posted.

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