Protocol from the coach crash in Ängelsberg, Sweden, January 2003
2004 (English)In: International Journal of Disaster Medicine, ISSN 1503-1438, Vol. 2, no 3, 93-104 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The crash took place on Friday, 24 January 2003. Due to technical problems, a train was cancelled in Ludvika, a village in central Sweden. A replacement coach was to transport the passengers 115 km to Vsters, via the same route. In darkness, at 4.23 pm, i.e. during working hours, the coach went off the road on a left-hand curve. The driver reduced the speed to 49 km/h before the curve, but lost control of the coach, which skidded off the road, down a high road bank and landed on its right side. The coach's structural damage was mainly located on the right side. Of the 49 occupants, 11 were partially or totally ejected, and 6 were fatally injured. Forty occupants had injuries classified as ISS 1-15, three as ISS 16-30 and six as ISS 41-75. All those in the last group sustained fatal injuries.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 2, no 3, 93-104 p.
Bus, coach, major accident, mass casualty, major emergency, disaster, trauma, injuries
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-6561DOI: 10.1080/15031430510028665OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-6561DiVA: diva2:146230