A video camera captured the moment a school bus blew past a stop sign and was struck by a city bus at Goold Street and Shoop Street in Racine, Wisconsin on Wednesday afternoon.
Although there were no students aboard the school bus, six individuals were injured as a result of the collision. The impact caused the vehicle to roll onto its side.
Police reported that a 61-year-old male driver and a 26-year-old driver’s aide/monitor were present on the bus at the time of the crash. The driver had worked for First Student bus company for four years, while the monitor had been with them for two.
Out of nine people involved in the incident, six were injured; two sustained serious injuries requiring extrication from their vehicles. Witnesses told WITI-TV that a tree obstructs visibility of the stop sign for drivers at this intersection.
“I’ve seen people blow that stop sign multiple times because that tree’s in the way because they’re not familiar with the area,” said Bryan Zimmerman.
“It could’ve been worse,” he added. “It could’ve been much worse.”
The cause of the crash is still being investigated by police.
“On behalf of the District, our hearts are with those who were injured, and we are waiting for an update on their condition,” said a spokesperson for the school district.
Zimmerman said the crash was a “little traumatizing.”