Medjugorje pilgrims in serious road accident

Thirty-four Americans pilgrims were involved in a bus crash on their way to Medjugorje last Monday. The accident happened on a wet road 12 miles south of Sarajevo in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Twenty-seven of the passengers and the bus driver were injured, one seriously, as the bus plummeted off the road down a 40ft gulley. Twenty people were hospitalized in Sarajevo’s Kosevo hospital and of those, two were children: an 11-year-old girl and her 4-year-old brother.

“They were more traumatized by the accident than injured,” said the hospital’s Dr. Lidija Lincender.

Seven others were taken to the General Hospital, the U.S. Embassy said. Most people had broken bones, scrapes, bruises or concussions. The priest accompanying the group, Fr Rick Wendell, suffered a broken wrist.

Most of the passengers are from the Milwaukee area.

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