At Least 10 People Hurt In Detroit Bus Crash

DETROIT (WWJ) – For the second day in a row, a DDOT bus has been involved in an accident.

The latest incident happened Thursday morning near I-94 and Moross.

Officer Dan Vermitrek said the Detroit Department of Transportation bus was traveling southbound on Moross when it t-boned a moving truck was exiting off I-94.

“And according to the (bus) driver, he said his brakes went out on him and he went through the intersection and the bus ended up hitting the truck,” Vermitrek said.

As many as 12 people were injured, including some small children, but authorities said the injuries were minor.

Witness Nick Tokar, who lives nearby, dialed 911.

“Yes it was pretty bad, it was a pretty loud crash,” Tokar told WWJ Newsradio 950’s Florence Walton. “I would say 15 (people were hurt) from the amount of ambulances that shower up here. They were pulling people out left and right …. a lot of little babies, a lot of little kids.”

At least three EMS units were on the scene to transport those hurt, including both drivers, to St. John’s hospital.

On Wednesday, a DDOT bus was involved in a crash on Mack Avenue, near St. Jean, after it hit a Chevrolet Tahoe SUV. Nine people were hurt in that crash.

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