Metro bus crash sends 12 to hospitals

Approximately a dozen bus riders were taken to area hospitals after a Metro bus accident on Pacific Highway South on Wednesday. Afternoon traffic was snarled near the Kent-Des Moines interchange.

There did not appear to be any critical injuries suffered in the Seattle Auto Accident that occurred shortly before 2 p.m, said Des Moines police and officials with King County Metro Transit.

According to Metro spokeswoman Linda Thielke, the Route 174 bus was driving southbound in the extreme right-hand lane on Pacific Highway South when a vehicle in the lane to the left of the bus cut in front of the bus in an attempt to make a right-hand turn into a parking lot. Theilke also said there was no major damage to the bus.

“We had a bent bike rack,” she said.

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