On June 1, 2016, at approximately 1:30 PM Central Time, 30 individuals were injured in a bus crash in Houston, Texas. During the transportation of several metro bus customers riding through Runnels County northbound, a pick-up truck ran a stop sign and collided into the bus on a local freeway. Ambulances from three different hospitals in the area were on the scene working diligently with police officials to help anyone who was hurt.
According to ABC13, “Over 30 injured in bus crash after a pick-up truck ran stop sign, continued westbound, and collided into a metro bus full of passengers, forcing the bus to collide into a freeway sign going northbound. Police officials are on the scene to asses the damages of the collision.”
Thus far, a bus crash of this magnitude injuring 30 people has been unprecedented, according to the local residents of Houston, Texas. ABC13 also stated, “The Houston Fire Department had to extricate the bus driver from the bus due to the damages, after all other passengers were taken off the bus for evaluations.” Bystanders are posting videos and photographs of passengers getting into ambulances at the crash site on social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
The Houston Fire Department and Houston Police Department have not yet reported any fatalities.
By Jhayla D. Tyson
ABC 13: At Least 20 Injured in major accident involving Houston Metro Bus
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