Several injured after transit bus collision
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- Several people are recovering after two vehicles rear-ended a transit bus.
The accident happened Tuesday afternoon when bus driver Kevin Murray stopped the bus on Powerline Road to let a passenger off. The driver of a gold vehicle stopped behind the bus when it was plowed into by a gray pickup truck, causing a chain reaction crash into the bus. "It was a nice little jolt I tell you that, very nice," said Murray. "I had like 10 people on there."
Refugio Calzada is the driver of the pickup that crashed into the car. He said he was traveling 45 mph and could not stop in time as other drivers swerved around the bus. "I didn't see anything, because I was driving the same like everyone," said Calzada.
Twelve adults and one girl were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
In addition to the passengers that were hurt on the bus, a woman and her 7-year-old daughter were pulled from the gold car. "Her mom was bleeding from the mouth," said witness Robert Grant. "I guess her mom must have hit her face on the steering wheel or something. The little girl's ankle was broke; it was just dangling."
Police issued Calzada a citation. He said he feels terrible his actions caused so many injuries. "I feel bad for them, because there's kids inside the car," said Calzada.
No one was seriously hurt. Some of them have since been released from the hospital.
Police cited the driver of the pickup for the accident.
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