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One killed, several hurt when shuttle bus crashes in Texas Medical Center

HOUSTON - From KHOU TV and www.khou.com - A least one person was killed and as many as 10 others injured Wednesday in a wreck involving a shuttle bus in the Medical Center, officials said.

The wreck happened at about 5:45 p.m. on Holcombe at Braeswood.


The hospital employee shuttle van was attempting to avoid a pedestrian who was crossing the intersection and ended up hitting a woman who was standing near a pole, Texas Medical Center Police said.


The woman became trapped between the bus and the pole.


People who witnessed the accident rushed to help.


“I was stopped at the red light and heard the big crash and saw the bus hit the pole. When I looked out my window I saw legs in between the pole and the van,” said Alexis Perez. “So I ran out and it was about me and ten other people that were trying to push the van off the lady, but we couldn’t push it.“


Perez said the people inside the bus were trapped.


“They were locked in the bus, the doors were actually broken, or not functioning, so we had to pull the doors open and break them to pull people out,” she said.


Stay with KHOU.com and KHOU 11 News for the latest in this breaking news story.


This story comes to us through KFDM's media partnership with KHOU-TV in Houston

One killed, several hurt when shuttle bus crashes in Texas Medical Center

Wednesday, January 30 2013, 03:38 PM CST
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