Several injured in Broward County Transit bus collision

PLANTATION, FLA. (WSVN) - A Broward County Transit bus was involved in a collision, Thursday, which resulted in several injuries.

According to Plantation Fire Rescue, another car struck the transit bus near State Road 7 and Northwest Eighth Street, around 9:30 a.m. Nine people inside the bus reportedly suffered minor injuries and the driver of the red vehicle was sent to a nearby hospital as a trauma alert.

7SkyForce HD flew over the scene where the bus and car were seen with major damage. Fire officials said diesel fuel from the bus spilled, so crews sprayed foam as a precaution against a possible fire.

Crews continue to clean up the last bit of the foam, as of 4 p.m.

Witnesses said it sounded as if two cars had been racing just before the collision. “We heard the big bang,” said an unnamed witness. “We ran over there to go see the big accident. We saw the guy get out the car. He was laying on the floor. The bus was letting out a bunch of gas.”

“The guy got outta the car on his own, but he fell when he got out,” said another unnamed witness. “It just so happened the fire truck was passing by at the same time, so that’s the good thing. The fire truck was there in less than 10 seconds. ”

Officials previously shutdown SR-7 and Northwest Eighth Street in both directions, but the roadway in both directions has since reopened.

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