DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – A Detroit bus passenger says the driver ran a red light and crashed into a pickup truck, causing an accident that injured 16 people, and city officials are now agreeing.

Richard Chambers, 33, of Eastpointe, said the DDOT bus on which he was riding rolled through the red light on the city’s east side about 1 p.m. Monday and hit a pickup that was pulling a landscaping trailer.

Reports said 16 people were injured, two of them critically.  Among the injured were both drivers.

“I saw like 12 people running out of the bus … crying and screaming and stuff. They were hurt badly,” said Mike, a gas station employee who witnessed the crash.

He told WWJ Newsradio 950’s Pat Sweeting some of the injured passengers were bleeding from their legs.

“Some people couldn’t walk,” he said.

Chambers said his back was hurt in the crash.

The injured were taken to three hospitals. It was unclear if there were any passengers in the truck.

The intersection of Van Dyke and Gratiot was closed to remove debris from the roadway.

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