Witness says bus driver fell asleep before deadly crash in Mexico

EMBED </>More Videos

A survivor of the deadly bus crash in Mexico says the driver fell asleep. (KTRK)

Battered and bruised here in Mexico, eyewitnesses are describing panic and a sense of disbelief after they allegedly noticed their bus driver nodding off behind the wheel.

The witnesses tell Eyewitness News they screamed, but it was too late.

About 45 minutes from Monterrey, one survivor recalled the horror of the deadly crash.

Hilda Cardenas, 65, was left with 52 stitches in her body, and describes the horrifying ride on Tuesday morning in rural Mexico.

Cardenas said from her bed that they were already three hours behind schedule on their bus ride from Houston to Monterrey.

Houston families anxious to reunite with victims of bus crash in Mexico
EMBED More News Videos

Gloria Rodriguez says she is hoping to get to her parents soon after they were injured in a deadly bus crash in Mexico.



She was headed back from a routine with her son in Texas. It was just 7 a.m. That is when the other passengers started yelling for the driver to wake up.

Cardenas said the bus flipped and so did the 40 or so people on board.

The bus rolled off the highway. Cardenas said she climbed out a window, and found herself in a small ditch of water.
When she came to her senses, she saw people on the ground around her.

She said she thanks God above to be among the survivors.

Cardenas said she's upset with the bus driver, that he needed to be more cautious.
Houston bus company involved in deadly Mexico crash has history of violations
EMBED More News Videos

A bus sits on the median of a highway in Mexico.

Bus from Houston rolls over in Mexico, killing 1
EMBED More News Videos

Families eagerly await word from loved ones involved in bus crash

RELATED: How to check charter bus safety ratings
EMBED More News Videos

Steps to check the safety history of charter bus companies

Related Topics:
bus accidentmexicoHouston
(Copyright ©2018 KTRK-TV. All Rights Reserved.)