RICHFIELD, Minn. - Reconstruction specialists are on the scene of a crash involving a Metro Transit bus in Richfield Monday morning that left two people critically injured.
It happened shortly after 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of 73rd Street and Nicollet. Metro Transit spokesperson Howie Padilla says a car with four people inside was eastbound on 73rd when it collided with a bus that was southbound on Nicollet. The impact sent the car and its occupants careening into a second Metro Transit Bus whose driver had pulled over after becoming involved in a fender bender.
There is no traffic light at the intersection, only stop signs for those on 73rd. Vehicles traveling on Nicollet have th he right of way.
Both buses had passengers aboard: No one, including the drivers, was injured. All four passengers of the car suffered injuries, two of them are critical. At this point authorities have not released their identities or ages.