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Several people injured in crash involving NFTA bus

Posted at 11:27 AM, Sep 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-20 17:02:37-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Several people have been injured in a crash involving an NFTA bus and two vehicles in Buffalo.

The crash happened around 10:45 a.m. at the intersection of Bailey and East Delavan.

According to police one of the vehicles was traveling southbound on Bailey, ran a red light while traveling at a high rate of speed and struck the bus that was traveling westbound on East Delevan. The bus veered off the road into a parking lot and struck an unoccupied parked vehicle.

Firefighters had to cut open at least one car to free the driver.

The Chief of NFTA Transit police says a total of 10 people were involved, six passengers and the driver of the bus, as well as three passengers from another vehicle. A third vehicle involved was unoccupied.

Nine of the people involved were transported to ECMC, an infant was transported to Oishei Children's Hospital, police say none of the injuries appear life threatening at this time, although two injuries are reported as serious.

Police say they are continuing to investigate, the intersection may be closed for some time.