A deer crashed through the driver’s side window of a tour bus in southeast Iowa on Wednesday night, leaving the driver and more than 30 passengers hurt. According to the Iowa State Patrol, the bus was being driven by 57-year-old Oskaloosa native Art Vandeweerdhof, heading into into Fairfield about four-tenths of a mile outside of the city near Reiff Grain and Feed.
At that time, a deer attempting to cross Highway 1 reportedly leapt into the air as the bus was going by. A total of 31 passengers suffered injuries in the accident and were transported to the Jefferson County Hospital.
Several Jefferson County Ambulance crews were called to make trips between the accident scene and the hospital to transport all the injured parties in the accident. Squad cars were also used to move the injured.