Car Slams Into Bus Stop Full of People in Arizona

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber is a senior reporter for The Epoch Times based in Maryland. He covers U.S. and world news.
September 16, 2018Updated: September 16, 2018

A car crashed into a bus stop full of people in Arizona on Sept. 15.

The driver swerved the car into the bus stop in Tuscon around 4:30 p.m. after hopping the curb, leaving one person dead and four others injured, according to local authorities.

A Tuscon police office told KGUN that one person died within hours after the crash while two of the other four have life-threatening injuries.

The bus stop was located on Alvernon Way near Grant Road in midtown.

Cause of Crash

The cause of the driver swerving into the stop hasn’t been confirmed but Tuscon police officers believe the driver ran a red light while traveling southbound on Alvernon, swerving into northbound lanes to go around cars that were stopped at the light, and rear-ending a vehicle.

The collision caused the driver to hop the curb and slam into the bus stop.

The deceased, described as an elderly man, was in the vehicle that was rear-ended.

Driver Injured

The driver who was speeding and crashed into the stop was taken to the hospital, reported KVOA. That person’s injuries are described as nonlife-threatening.

Bystanders told KOLD that a number of people were sitting at the bus stop at the time of the crash and that the top of the stop fell on top of an elderly man.

Footage showed the stop collapsed onto the sidewalk, with a number of firefighters, police officers, and other emergency responders on the scene.


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