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DDOT driver treated after bus hits wall on I-96

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

A bus driver for the Detroit Department of Transportation was treated for non-life-threatening injuries after a single-vehicle crash Tuesday morning in which the bus hit the median wall on Interstate 96 near Beech Daly, DDOT confirmed.

The crash took place about 4:21 a.m., said DDOT spokeswoman Suvon Treece. The bus that crashed was on the westbound side and about to start on the Plymouth route, No. 38. It was out during a morning snowfall that brought 2 to 4 inches of snow to Metro Detroit.

The freeway was briefly closed at the crash site and traffic was backed up to Telegraph in the early morning. Traffic began moving again by 5:35 a.m., before the morning rush.

The operator will need to undergo drug and alcohol testing and be cleared by a city doctor to return to duty, Treece said. No one else was on the bus and no other motorists were hurt.

jdickson@detroitnews.com