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Ten taken to hospital after Beaumont Municipal bus accident


Ten people were taken to the hospital following an accident involving a Beaumont Municipal bus that crashed into a south end home.

The accident was reported at 10:26 a.m. Wednesday on Washington Boulevard near the intersection with Avenue C. This is the same area of a Feb. 18 and July 27 accident involving city buses. Police said the drivers of the other vehicles were at fault in both of those crashes.

Police said when they arrived on the scene they discovered a red Chrysler 300 near the intersection and a Beaumont Municipal Transit bus smashed into a nearby house. The bus was carrying 13 passengers. A total of 10 people were taken to the Baptist hospital including both drivers.

The remaining four bus passengers were treated for minor injuries on the scene. Police say the accident is still being investigated and no citations have been issued at this time.

Jerron Elam was a passenger on that bus, he said he was scared for his life.

"It was crazy, the bus driver fell on the floor and thewindows busted on the bus," Elam said. "Ididn't know what was going to happen."

A neighbor told 12News that the house that was hit by the bus was vacant and was up for rent.

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