CLEVELAND -- Survivors of a Greyhound bus crash that killed one woman and injured nearly everyone else on board say they're just grateful to be alive.
Several of the 20 or more passengers who arrived in Cleveland are heading out to their final destinations Wednesday.
No one has luggage, which is expected to be shipped to them at a later date.
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Some riders we spoke to woke up to the scene of chaos in the crash early Wednesday, while others still awake at 1:45 a.m. watched the whole wreck in real time.
"It was scary. Everybody was freaking out, bleeding. Everything was thrown everywhere," said Barbara Yeager.
Her trip home from a family reunion in New York is unlike anything she's seen or would want to see again.
"It was just horrible. I don't ever want to go through that again, and I think this will be the last time I take a Greyhound," said Yeager, a first-time rider who says she typically chooses to fly.
Yeager watched the impact and was then thrown into the seat in front of her, fracturing her knee and getting covered with scrapes and bruises. Many other passengers were in worse shape than she was.
"The person that was driving in front of us was driving a tractor, and she was driving real slow, and she put on her break and that's all I know," said Yeager. "It just all happened so quick."
The damage was devastating.
"(At the front of the bus) I thought it was just a bunch of airbags, and in actuality when I got off the bus, and I looked at the front of the bus, it was the actual truck that was in front of the bus," said Shara Rossking, who received stitches in her lip and had other cuts and bruises.
U.S. Department of Transportation statistics show intercity buses, like Greyhound Lines, are considered the safest mode of transportation over trains, planes and automobiles.
Before this crash, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports Greyhound buses have been involved in 97 crashes, leading to 53 injuries and three deaths during the last two years.
Eli Troyer found his 3-month-old daughter, Melinda, four rows in front of him, sliding underneath the seats upon impact. Amazingly, she was OK.
They still have another leg home to Kentucky.
"We got back on the bus, and it was kind of shakey," said Troyer, who doesn't drive because he is Amish. He said he'll likely continue to travel on Greyhound lines in the future.