A bus carrying the University of Maine women’s basketball team crashed on Interstate 95 near Georgetown Tuesday evening, according to a press release. Maine is scheduled to face Boston University Wednesday night at 7 p.m.
The bus was headed southbound when it collided with a car and crossed a median, rolling off the road into the woods, according to a press release from the Massachusetts State Police. A police car at the scene was also struck by another car.
BU coach Kelly Greenberg confirmed the bus was headed towards BU in preparation for the teams’ upcoming matchup at Case Gym.
The driver of the bus was seriously injured, and was airlifted to the Boston Medical Center for treatment. All other injuries were minor, but 22 people were taken to the hospital by ambulance as a precaution.
“It does sound like all of the players and coaching staff and support staff are all okay,” Greenberg said. “So it certainly could’ve been much worse.”
The bus was owned by the John T. Cyr & Sons Inc. bus line in Old Town, Maine. According to police, the company is currently still gathering information about the incident.
According to news sources, Wednesday night’s game between the Terriers and Black Bears has been cancelled. However, Greenberg said she has yet to hear anything.
“We do not [know if tomorrow’s game will be played],” Greenberg said. “There’s just been a couple of e-mails just informing people of the accident and telling everyone where to keep updated about it. But no, there’s been no word on the status of the game.
“[Tomorrow’s game] is the last thing on everyone’s mind. Especially for Maine’s athletic directors and coaching staff.”
UMaine officials were unavailable for comment at press time.