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Utah Student injured in July 6 Bus Crash in Ecuador Safe return home

Student Laramie Riggs was aboard the Ecuador Bus that crashed on July 6. Her summer internship was halted by the bus crash that broke her sternum and fractured neck bones and vertabrae and broke ribs. The crash killed 7 and injured 35. Riggs was initially doctored in Riobamaba where she was on a ventilator and her lungs drained, then taken to Quito. An early broadcast (see below) said the hospital was fighting with the family over insurance.

She was flown to Utah by Air Evac, and is at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray.

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