HOMEWOOD (KDKA) – Six people were injured when an SUV collided with a Port Authority bus in Homewood.
According to officials, the crash happened near the intersection of Bennet Street and North Dallas Avenue around 1 a.m.
The bus hit a telephone pole and a wall. Both vehicles had significant front-end damage.
“The front end of the bus looked like it was missing on the driver’s side – that part looked like it was missing half,” Chris Tutt, a witness, said.
“I walked by where I usually walk and everything is demolished. It looks like they brought a bulldozer or something in there,” Simon McAteer said.
Crews used the jaws of life to extricate the bus driver. The driver was then taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital and was last listed in critical condition.
“The bus driver looked like he was knocked out. People were screaming and saying, ‘Is everybody okay? Is everybody okay?’” Tutt said. “It was pretty horrendous. I saw a lot of people with some pretty bad cuts and bruises.”
The driver of the SUV, along with four passengers on the bus, were taken to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Three people were in “moderate condition” and two people had minor injuries, according to Pittsburgh Police.
Pittsburgh Police Crash Investigation Unit is helping the Port Authority in the investigation.
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