Benoit Expresses Sympathy and Condolences to Victims of Blythe Bus Crash

News Release

2014


May 21

Benoit Expresses Sympathy and Condolences to Victims of Blythe Bus Crash

BLYTHE – Supervisor John J. Benoit expressed sympathy and offered support to the families and friends of those killed and injured in the bus crash on Interstate 10 near Blythe early Wednesday.

“My condolences go out to the families and friends of all those killed in the bus crash in Blythe today. My thoughts and prayers are with them as they grapple with the grief of a loss so sad and overwhelming.”

Supervisor Benoit visited Desert Regional Medical Center where he talked to staff about the conditions of some of the bus crash victims being treated there. The patients were being treated for serious but not life-threatening injuries, he said.

“I hope and pray for those injured in this crash. May they be comforted and recover fully from their wounds.

“Riverside County extends its support and stands ready to assist in any way.”

Supervisor Benoit has been in communication throughout the morning with Riverside County Fire Chief John R. Hawkins who provided mutual aid to the incident and dispatched a chaplain team for counseling. Supervisor Benoit has been in communication with City of Blythe officials and offered to provide additional support.







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