Multiple people injured in Huntsville bus, dump truck wreck

Phil Bachelor told WAAY 31 he was one of 5 people on the bus that was turning north onto Jordan Lane. He was sitting in the back right corner when a dump truck came in from his left, "that truck was coming through the widow and through the bus," said Bachelor.

Jacob McCoy and his friend told WAAY 31 they were driving next to the dump truck when they saw a tan truck start to turn left onto Oakwood Avenue from Jordan Lane, "the truck t-boned that truck and the dump truck tipped over on it's side and slid over on the bus," said McCoy.

Bachelor told WAAY 31 he was the only person on the bus not to go to the hospital, "I could have been on that side. It could have been me," said Bachelor.

The bus and the dump truck were so connected, it took 4 tries to get them apart. Diesel fuel was spilled on the road. Crews put down a material to soak it up and then take it away.

As Bachelor looked over the carnage from the wreck, he told WAAY 31 the situation was hard to believe, "I'm just thankful I wasn't on that other side," said Bachelor.

The city of Huntsville told WAAY 31 they could fix damage to the curb and be paid back later by the insurance company of the driver deemed to be at fault. They haven't decided if the damage is significant enough to warrant rushing to fix it.


From earlier:

Police say all lanes of Jordan Lane are shut down while crews work to remove debris from the wreck.

Officers say all patients are now in stable condition, including the person who was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Police say they are all adults, and one person has been released from the hospital.

Huntsville police say the tan truck was turning left onto Oakwood Avenue, when the dump truck went through a green light. Police say it swerved, but hit the truck. They say the dump truck tipped and then hit the bus that was in the turn lane to go north on Jordan Lane.


From earlier:

A dump truck, a Huntsville city bus and a pickup truck were involved in a wreck on Jordan Lane Monday afternoon, according to Huntsville Emergency Medical Services Inc. (HEMSI).

HEMSI says four people on the bus at the time, including the driver, were injured. The driver of the dump truck was injured. Two people in a tan pickup truck were also injured.

One person is in critical condition, two people are seriously injured and four people have non-life-threatening injuries.

All northbound lanes are closed.


From earlier:

Huntsville police say due to a wreck on Jordan Lane, all northbound lanes north of Rutledge are shut down. The wreck involved a Huntsville city bus.

Police say drivers should expect delays in the area. For live traffic alerts, click HERE.

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