Vehicle Crash with MTA Bus leaves Seventeen Injured in Baltimore

A collision between a privately-owned vehicle and a Maryland Transmit Administration (MTA) bus sent 17 people to the hospital on the afternoon of May 20, 2017. According to MTA officials, the accident occurred at 3:54 p.m. at the intersection of St. Paul Street and East North Avenue in central Baltimore.

At the time of the incident, the MTA bus and the privately-owned vehicle were crossing the intersection. Following their investigative efforts, MTA officials reported that the privately-owned vehicle ran the red light, causing the vehicles to crash into each other. The severity of the impact injured 17 people including the bus driver. The passengers were taken to area hospitals. Although initially no critical conditions were reported, the extent of the passengers’ injuries remain unknown.

Following the accident, the individuals in the privately-owned vehicle were reported to have fled the scene by the time the authorities arrived. Their identities remain unknown.

This unfortunate incident occurred only months after another horrific crash involving another MTA bus in November 2016 that left 6 people dead and several others injured. The MTA is a division of the Maryland Department of Transportation and one of the largest multimodal transit systems in the United States.

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