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METRO bus driver, 3 passengers injured after bus crashes into home in SE Houston, police say

HOUSTON – A METRO bus operator and three passengers were injured Sunday night after a bus crashed into a southeast Houston home, METRO police said.

The crash was reported around 7:30 p.m. on Tierwester and Corder streets.

"It happened so fast," Bridgette Carrier said. "The bus driver, she was pinned, and people started coming in the bus to try to help us."

METRO police said the bus driver was trying to avoid a vehicle that ran a red light and crashed into a vacant home.

"Only half the bus was sticking out," Darrell Parker said. "I mean, the whole bus was in the living room."

Parker owns the house, but wasn't at home at the time of the accident.

Officials said the bus operator and three passengers were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the other vehicle was also taken to the hospital.

METRO released the following statement:

"Investigators on the scene say the vehicle proceeded through a stop sign, colliding with the bus and causing the bus to crash into a home. At this point in the investigation, no charges have been filed."


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