MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — The morning rush hour was shortly halted after a faculty bus collided with a Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) bus close to Fond du Lac and Middle in Milwaukee.
It occurred round 6 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10.
“There’s all the time one thing at this explicit intersection simply because there’s a lot visitors,” mentioned resident Tracy Polk, who lives close by.
In accordance with an announcement, MCTS mentioned its BlueLine bus was headed southeast when the faculty bus “made contact” on the intersection of Fond du Lac and Middle.
The complete assertion from MCTS reads: At 6:05 a.m. this morning, a faculty bus made contact within the intersection of FDL and Middle with a BlueLine MCTS bus touring SE. The MCTS bus operator and 5 passengers had been transported to a neighborhood hospital for analysis. Our ideas are with everybody concerned.
The college bus ended up crashing into Middle Avenue Library, and its youngsters’s space.
“It’s past lucky. You by no means need 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 instructed CBS 58 a structural analysis is wanted earlier than the Middle Avenue location reopens.
“You recognize 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 varsity bus concerned doesn’t present service to MPS college students.
For library updates, persons are requested to go to MPL’s website or verify their social media.
The Milwaukee Fireplace Division, Milwaukee Police Division and Milwaukee County staff responded to the crash.
Middle & 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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