UVA baseball team bus crashes after driver loses consciousness behind wheel

MIAMI, Fla. (WRIC) — A bus carrying the University of Virginia baseball team crashed into several cars in Miami, Florida Thursday afternoon after the driver went unconscious behind the wheel.

According to a release, the bus was crossing U.S. Route 1 in Miami when the driver lost consciousness. The team coach and his staff attempted to gain control of the bus before it crashed into three parked vehicles and a motorized scooter.

The team’s staff performed CPR on the driver until firefighters arrived on scene. The driver was transported to a local hospital in serious condition.

None of the players or staff were injured.

UVA’s athletic department released the following statement to 8News:

The Virginia baseball team was en route from the Miami airport to its hotel late this afternoon when the driver of its bus suffered a medical emergency, leading to a subsequent accident. There were no injuries to members of the team and staff traveling on the bus. The team was moved to another bus and reached its hotel early this evening. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the bus driver and his family.

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