Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Bus Crash

This morning, an RTA bus collided with a tractor-trailer at Market and Mission Inn downtown. The bus was out of service at the time, and the only person on board was the driver, who was hospitalized for minor injuries at Riverside Community. The truck driver also escaped.

The bus was "drivable" after the accident, per RTA spokesman Brad Weaver. The truck, not so much. The PE has some spectacular images of the truck, after a rupture in its diesel tanks caused a fire that shut down key routes through downtown for the better part of the morning.

Investigation is ongoing, but Mr. Weaver noted that the bus appeared to have the green light when it passed through the intersection.

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