Houston Metro Bus Accident at Least 20 People Injured

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At least 20 people have been injured in a Metro bus accident in downtown Houston. The accident happened around 1:30 p.m. CDT, near 2200 Runnels St., on June 1, 2016. According to ABC News, the accident involved the bus, a pickup truck and a street sign.

The Houston Fire Department (HFD) AMBUS Mass Casualty Mobile Hospital/Transportation unit was at the scene. The live video coming from the location site, courtesy of ABC News, showed Rut Lozano of the HFD speaking to the media. He stated that 32 people were treated for various injuries at the scene, and four of them are critically injured. The exact number of individuals who were on the bus has not be confirmed yet, but more details will come out as the rescue operation comes to an end.

According to Lozano, the driver of the bus was trapped between the steering wheel and the dashboard. The rescue team broke part of the bus in order to extricate the trapped driver. Lazano declined to provide more details about the nature of the accident saying that it was the job of the HDP. Information about how the accident happened is still sketchy since the HDP has not released an official statement yet.

Guardian Liberty Voice will provide updates as they become available.

Written by Tinyiko Chauke
Edited by Cathy Milne

Sources:

ABC NEWS: AT LEAST 20 INJURED IN MAJOR ACCIDENT INVOLVING HOUSTON METRO BUS

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