Man injured after falling from wedding party bus

A 28-year-old Lawson, Mo. man was injured Saturday night when he fell from a moving party bus as it traveled on south on Interstate 35 near Missouri 152, according to authorities.

The accident happened about 6:30 p.m. The man sustained moderate, non-life-threatening injuries. He was part of a wedding party of 20 persons traveling from a wedding to the reception, said Sgt. Collin M. Stosberg with the Missouri Highway Patrol.

Investigators have not determined how the emergency door opened. Witnesses said the man fell toward the emergency door and accidentally grabbed the handle, Stosberg said.

The driver immediately pulled and called for help. No other injuries were reported. People inside the bus were drinking alcohol at the time, he said.

The incident remains under investigation.

Glenn E. Rice,