UPDATE: Elderly Couple, Dog Injured in Tour Bus Crash in St. Pete
St. Peterbsurg Police say the elderly woman presumed dead at the hospital was brought back to life by the medical team.
UPDATE 10:40 a.m.
A Hartland Tour Bus, carrying baseball players and coaches from Minnesota, was headed northbound on 34th St. S. around 8:30 Wednesday morning when a white Buick 4 door, heading soundbound on, turned left in front of the bus, according to police.
St. Petersburg Police say the elderly driver and male passenger were both taken to a local hospital as trauma alerts. About an hour after the accident police released that the woman had died at the hospital.
In fact, police were told the woman had "coded" and died, but were informed later that the medical team at Bayfront Medical Center brought her back, police say. Officials say she is alive, but is not expected to survive her injuries.
The elderly man who was the passenger in the white Buick is still a trauma
alert, but we are told he is expected to survive his injuries.
According to police, a Cocker Spaniel dog was loose in the back seat at the time of the crash. The dog appears to have minor injuries and will be transported to the SPCA for treatment, police say.
Police say the bus had 41 people on board with the Rochester Community and
Technical College (RCTC) from Rochester, Minnesota. Police say the baseball players and coaches are in town for the baseball tournament at Walter Fuller Park in St. Pete.
One of the individuals who was taken to the hospital as a trauma alert has died, police say. The second person is still listed as a trauma alert.
Officers are on the scene of an accident involving a car and tour bus at the intersection of 22nd Avenue South and 34th Street South.
Two people were transported to a local hospital as a trauma alert, according to Police Spokesperson Bill Proffitt.
The accident happened around 8:30 Wednesday morning, according to a press release. North and westbound traffic lanes were closed at the intersection of 22nd Ave. South and 34th Street South, after the morning crash Wednesday.
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