Officials: 6 injured in DDOT bus crash

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

Six people suffered minor injuries Wednesday afternoon in a Detroit Department of Transportation bus crash on the city's east side, according to officials.

The bus crashed near Clay and St. Aubin along the Russell Street route, city spokesman John Roach said.

A DDOT bus runs into a vacant building Wednesday near St. Aubin and Clay in Detroit.

"The information I have is limited but it sounds like the driver left the roadway and drove over some fencing," Roach said. "Six people were transported to Detroit Receiving (Hospital) with what are believed to be minor injuries."

The driver was among the injured, according to DDOT spokeswoman Suvon Treece.

"He was just going around a curb and I think the steering just got kind of tight, which caused the accident," Treece said.

As part of standard protocol, the driver was taken off the road pending an investigation, Roach said. He has been driving with DDOT since March.

"It is also standard for a driver involved in an accident to be tested for drugs and alcohol," Roach said. "The vehicle also (will) be inspected to determine whether any mechanical issues may have contributed to the accident."

No further information was immediately available.

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