October 27, 1997 in Nation/World

Crash Injures 17 Women From March

Compiled From Wire Services
 

A bus carrying 41 female passengers home from the Million Woman March in Philadelphia slid on rain-slickened Interstate 85 Sunday and hit the guardrail.

Seventeen people suffered minor injuries.

The passengers were headed home to Greenville, S.C., on a bus chartered by gospel radio station WPJM of Greer, S.C., when the wreck occurred about 10:30 a.m. The bus slammed into the concrete median and hit the guardrail.

The driver and 16 passengers suffered minor injuries and were treated and released at a local hospital, said Gastonia policeman C.T. Breakfield. The injured passengers were women between the ages of 17 and 50, he said.

Gastonia is about 15 miles west of Charlotte.

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