Bus Collides with Several Vehicles
Ten people have been injured in a collision involving a transit bus and another vehicle.
The Miami Police are investigating the cause of a crash that happened at approximately 11 a.m. at the intersection of Northeast Eighth Street and Second Avenue in Miami.
Five bus passengers were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the car and a passenger were treated at the scene of the accident with minor injuries.
A red sedan that was parked near the accident was also damaged in the crash. A police spokesperson said that the owner of the sedan was not present at the time.
Each year, thousands of people are injured or killed in accidents involving buses. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCA), 13,000 buses were involved in accidents in 2010. This agency is constantly monitoring bus safety and accident statistics in the interests of making bus travel safer and insuring the well-being of passengers nationwide.
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