5 hospitalized in WAVE bus collision

(image: WPMI) 5 hospitalized in WAVE bus collision

Mobile Police say three people inside a Mazda 3 sedan were taken to the hospital Wednesday after the driver of the car collided with a Wave Transit bus on Michael Blvd in front of the license commission office.

Police say two of the three people in the car have life-threatening injuries. Two other people on the bus were also taken to the hospital with injuries.

The extent of their injuries are unknown at this time. Police say speed appears to be a factor.

One witness told NBC 15 News the car was trying to pass someone, hit the bus and flipped in the air.

The passenger side of the car was smashed, and it appeared the car rolled. Police continue to investigate.

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Mobile Fire-Rescue released the following Wednesday afternoon:

At approximately 10:41 hours, Mobile Fire-Rescue Department units were dispatched to the intersection of Azalea Road and Michael Boulevard for a motor vehicle accident involving a Wave Transit bus.

A total of 5 patients (names will not be released) were transported to area hospitals with varying degrees of injury – 2 patients transported by MFRD Rescue units and 3 transported via private ambulance. No additional information is available at this time.

Mobile Police released the following statement Wednesday afternoon:

On Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at approximately 10:41 a.m. police responded to Michael Boulevard between Azalea Road. and Downtowner Boulevard in reference to an accident with injuries.

When officers arrived on the scene three victims were being attended to by Mobile Fire Rescue.

All three were transported to local hospitals. Unit 1's rear passenger had what appeared to be life threatening injuries and the front seat passenger had unknown injuries.

The driver didn’t appear to have any signs of pain or injuries at this time. Unit 2 the Wave Transit bus had six passengers that were being attended to by Mobile Fire Rescue and two of them were transported for non-life threatening injuries.

Unit 2 was eastbound on Michael Blvd. when unit 1 who traveled westbound on Michael Blvd. lost control of his vehicle running off of the roadway to the right and back onto the roadway then swerved and struck unit 2 (Wave Transit Bus).

Unit 1 came to rest off the roadway into a ditch.

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