NEW CASTLE, Del. (WJZ) –A tour bus crashes, killing two passengers and injuring dozens. It happened Sunday evening in Delaware right off of Route U.S. 13.

Tracey Leong has the details.

READ MORE: Baltimore Police Officer Dragged By Vehicle In Northwest Baltimore

The passengers were on a three-day sightseeing tour.

The fatal crash happened on their final day as they were heading from Washington, D.C. to New York.

Broken windows, smashed in sides and scattered belongings reflect a violent crash claiming the lives of two women and injuring 48 others, including two children.

“Everyone was crying and bleeding out and screaming for help,” said 19-year-old Elvis D’Cruz, witness. “Their wounds were so like from a war zone. Everyone was just so cut up and missing pieces of arms and face. There was no one on the scene without blood on them but me.”

The driver was the only one properly restrained. None of the other passengers had seat belts.

READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Hot And Humid Days Are On The Horizon

“The first priority a scene like this is the triage of each patient, that investigation starts much later,” said Sgt. Paul Shavack, Delaware State Police.

Police say drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor in this crash and whether or not the driver will face any charges is yet to be determined once the investigation is completed.

Most of the passengers have been released from the hospital. Three are still listed in critical condition.

As a result of the bus crash, local hospitals are reporting that their blood supply has been significantly impacted. The Blood Bank of Delmarva is reporting an immediate need for Type O Negative blood and Type AB platelets.

“Because it is universal, the O Negative blood type is always in high demand in our local hospitals. It can be safely transfused to any patient in a trauma or emergency situation,” said Michael Waite, Blood Bank of Delmarva Director of Marketing and Community Relations. “In addition, platelets are always needed due to their short shelf life. Due to this horrific accident, demand on our supplies to treat these patients is very high, which is why we are appealing to dedicated donors in the community, as well as to new donors, who may be able to help us.”

Anyone who can donate should schedule an appointment at their local blood bank, but walk-ins are accepted.

MORE NEWS: At Least 5 Shootings In Baltimore Since Monday; Harrison Weighs In On Mosby Prosecution Policy

Other Local News:
[display-posts category=”local” wrapper=”ul” posts_per_page=”5″]