Transit Bus Crash Injures 14, No Fatalities
Taking the bus and other forms of public transit can be an economical and efficient way to get to around. Even when taking this kind of transportation, however, accidents can still occur. According to the National Transportation Highway Safety Administration from 2006 to 2016, intercity buses accounted for 13 percent, and school buses and transit buses accounted for 40 percent and 34 percent of bus crashes that involved injuries or fatalities in the U.S.
According to a story reported by CBS Miami, an accident between a Miami-Dade transit bus and a passenger vehicle happened on in the late afternoon of Wednesday, February 6th. Authorities say that the accident occurred at approximately 3:45 p.m. at Southwest 248th Street U.S. Highway 1.
Fortunately no fatalities were involved in the accident; however, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said there were several injuries, A total of 14 people injured in the accident that happened in the busway. Eleven were taken to area hospitals for treatment with at least two taken to the hospital as trauma patients. Three others who were injured were treated at the scene and released.
NBC Miami reported that Miami-Dade police investigators did not clear the accident scene for at least seven hours before allowing traffic to continue at approximately 11:00 p.m. Wednesday night.
No further information has been released about the crash.