College bus crashes into Milwaukee Public library location after collision with MCTS bus
Replace 12/10/21: Milwaukee Police: are investigating a crash that occurred on Friday, December 10, 2021, at roughly 6:06 a.m., on W. Heart Avenue and W. Fond Du Lac Avenue. A faculty bus disregarded a pink mild and collided with Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) bus. The driving force of the college bus was the only real occupant. The driving force sustained non-fatal accidents and was cited. The driving force of the MCTS bus and 5 passenger sustained non-fatal accidents. Everybody was transported to native hospital for therapy.
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — The morning rush hour was rapidly halted after a faculty bus collided with a Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) bus close to Fond du Lac and Heart in Milwaukee.
It occurred round 6 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10.
“There’s at all times one thing at this explicit intersection simply because there may be a lot site visitors,” mentioned resident Tracy Polk, who lives close by.
Based on an announcement, MCTS mentioned its BlueLine bus was headed southeast when the faculty bus “made contact” on the intersection of Fond du Lac and Heart.
The total assertion from MCTS reads: At 6:05 a.m. this morning, a faculty bus made contact within the intersection of FDL and Heart with a BlueLine MCTS bus touring SE. The MCTS bus operator and 5 passengers have been transported to a neighborhood hospital for analysis. Our ideas are with everybody concerned.
The varsity bus ended up crashing into Heart Avenue Library, and its kids’s space.
“It’s past lucky. You by no means wish to see this occur however when human lives are at stake it is simply that a lot worse,” mentioned Eileen Drive Cahill, Milwaukee Public Library director of neighborhood relations.
The library was closed when the crash occurred however one employee was inside.
Cahill informed CBS 58 a structural analysis is wanted earlier than the Heart Avenue location reopens.
“You already know our libraries, by design, are in busy intersections to make them extra accessible to the public. However that additionally places you in danger,” mentioned Cahill.
In an announcement, Milwaukee Public Colleges mentioned the college bus concerned doesn’t present service to MPS college students.
For library updates, individuals are requested to go to MPL’s web site or examine their social media.
The Milwaukee Fireplace Division, Milwaukee Police Division and Milwaukee County employees responded to the crash.
Heart & Fond du Lac are closed proper now between twenty seventh & twenty eighth Avenue.
Drivers might want to discover alternate routes for now.
— Kim Shine (@KimShineCBS58) December 10, 2021
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