Berkeley, Missouri – At least 20 people were injured Monday after a St. Louis metro bus collided with a semi-truck near Airport Rd. and I-170.
Berkeley Police Department and Bridgeton Fire crews responded to the scene of the accident Monday afternoon. Chief Frank McCall of Berkeley PD told Fox News stations that the Metro bus was traveling Eastbound on Airport road, and the tractor-trailer was exiting the the 1-170 North. The two vehicles collided.
Multiple ambulances were called to the scene to transport passengers to area hospitals for additional treatment. Chief McCall stated that none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.
Airport Road was closed for about an hour as authorities cleared the scene.
It is still unclear what lead to the collision. There is no word yet on charges for either driver.
Public Transportation Accidents
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