DETROIT (WWJ) – A school bus has crashed into an industrial building on the Detroit’s northwest side.
The situation unfolded before 3 p.m. on Glendale Street, not far from a bus terminal.READ MORE: Detroit Community Leaders Break Ground On New Community Center In Jefferson Chalmers
School distinct officials say they got an email from ABS Transportation, which operates the buses for the Detroit Public Schools, saying there were no students on the bus and that the bus was not servicing a DPS route at the time of the crash.
According to Detroit police, the only person on board was the bus driver.
The driver was unconscious when he was taken away from the scene by EMS, but it’s not known if he suffered a medical emergency that caused the crash or if he was knocked unconscious upon impact.
Johnny Lindeman, a manager at the Dearborn Midwest Company plant on Detroit’s northwest side, says there were about 30 employees in the building when they heard a loud crash – which shook the building.READ MORE: AAA: Michigan's Average Gas Price Continues To Rise, 1 Cent Below National
“The school bus come through the building, turned the corner, lost control somehow and come right through the building,” said Lindeman.
There were no injuries inside the plant, and no students on the bus, but the driver suffered some injuries.
“He was unconscious when we got to him,” said Lindeman, “he woke up and the EMS did come and check him out – confirmed that he was okay.”
Lindeman says the driver told him he was trying to throw some trash out and doesn’t remember what happened after that.
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Police were on the scene interviewing witnesses.