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Grand Canyon Tour Bus Crashes in Northwest Arizona, Killing 1 and Injuring 42


A sightseeing trip to the Grand Canyon turned tragic yesterday afternoon when a tour bus crash claimed the life of one person in northwest Arizona.

More than 40 others were injured, some critically.

Tour Bus Was Headed to Grand Canyon West with 48 Passengers

The January 22nd accident occurred along Diamond Bar Road in Mohave County, as 48 passengers and the driver were heading to Grand Canyon West. At approximately 12:20 p.m., the tour bus rolled over near milepost 5, crashed onto its side, and slid across the roadway.

“It was a heavily damaged bus, he slid down the road quite a way, so there was a lot of wreckage,” Lake Mohave Ranchos Fire District Chief Tim Bonney told The Associated Press. “Just to put it in perspective, on a scale of zero to 10, an eight.”

Speed May Have Contributed to Grand Canyon Bus Crash

Sadly, an unidentified passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.

Forty-two people were taken to Kingman Regional Medical Center, including two airlifted in critical condition. Seven passengers suffered serious injuries, and 33 were treated for minor injuries.

No one was ejected from the bus, but all of the survivors were understandably in shock. Witnesses on the scene reportedly assisted in pulling some victims from the vehicle.

While there’s no definite word on what might have caused the Grand Canyon tour bus accident, some passengers suggested the driver may have been at fault.

“A lot of them were saying the bus driver was driving at a high rate of speed,” Bonney noted.

Hualapai Tribe Operates Grand Canyon West Tourist Site

Grand Canyon West is located on the Hualapai reservation about 2 ½ hours from Las Vegas.  The tourist destination is known for a Skywalk that offers visitors a view of the Colorado River 4,000 feet below, as well as helicopter tours, horseback rides, and a one-day whitewater rafting trip on the river.

The destination is operated by a Hualapai-owned business called the Grand Canyon Resort Corporation.

“As a people, our hearts go out to those so deeply affected,” the tribe said in a statement released on Friday. “We wish speedy recoveries to those requiring medical attention.”

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