Damage left behind after the bus went off the road and into the homes.
SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -
Two weeks ago Friday, a crash involving a city bus and a minivan left two homes severely damaged after the bus lost control and slammed into the houses.
The accident happened near the intersection of Gallagher Street and Sheridan Avenue around 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 24.
Now the scene of the crash is hardly recognizable after one of the homes was demolished and the other still damaged.
At the time of the crash, the driver of the mini-van was seriously injured. Two passengers on the bus sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the bus was also taken to the hospital to be drug-tested, which was standard procedure in a situation like this. The bus driver was unharmed.
One person was inside one of the homes at the time the bus made impact. That person did not suffer injuries. It was unclear if anyone was inside the other home.
There's also still no word on whether those homeowners will be compensated as insurance investigators are still probing the situation, but TV5 has learned what caused the crash.
According to information obtained by WNEM TV5, an investigation into the incident led to the bus driver's firing after he was found to be at fault for running a red light. Officials with STARS said the driver had worked for the company for three years, never had any incidents and was considered to be one of the best drivers on the staff.
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