Travelling by bus is a very common means of transportation when exploring Argentina. Unfortunately, a long distance “Chevallier” bus recently crashed with 26 passengers on board. It was on its way from Buenos Aires to Mendoza on April 12, 2014 when it wrecked due to bizarre circumstances.
The crash was the result of a series of unfortunate events. First of all, the bus was on a road that lies next to the river “Rio Quinto” that flooded some days before the accident happened. Later, the flood caused cracks in the road which made part of the road collapse. Because of the poor road signs, the bus driver saw the gap too late and drove his vehicle right into it.
The accident happened in the “Pampas” province on the National Highway 188 near Bernardo Larroude. Seven people, including the driver, were slightly injured. Rescuers removed them from the bus and brought them to a nearby hospital.
Taking a long distance bus is very common and safe in Argentina. Accidents do happen but we would like to inform you that if you are planning a trip by bus, you do not need to be too worried about safety.