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Teen hurt as MTS bus hits parked cars in Poway

Publish Date: 2023/06/22

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — A teenage boy was left injured Tuesday afternoon after a chain-reaction crash in Poway involving an MTS bus and multiple parked cars, reports ABC10 News.

The accident occurred across from Midland Elementary School, which is off Midland Road, in the city’s Old Poway neighborhood. It was reported shortly before 1:00 p.m.

According to authorities, a San Diego Metropolitan Transit System para-transit bus hit a parked Honda pickup truck, sending the pickup into a parked white car. The impact caused a chain reaction that ultimately impacted four parked vehicles.

As a result of the crash, a Poway High School student was pinned between the pickup and a fence. His father said the teen suffered injuries to his head and leg, but is expected to recover.

Tire marks observed at the scene also indicate where the bus veered onto the sidewalk, drove over nearby greenery, and hit an electrical box.

The driver of the bus, a man believed to be in his 60s, told the owner of the pickup that he had fallen asleep prior to the crash.

ABC10 News noted that the crash occurred just two days after the bus driver union voted to terminate a 5-week strike, which had disrupted route service in the South Bay and East Counties.

It was unclear whether or not the bus driver, who was confirmed to have crossed the picket line, was working extra or longer shifts in the duration of the strike.

An investigation remains ongoing.

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