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Early Morning Collision Sends DART Bus Through Storefront

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6 vo bus into store Early Morning Collision Sends DART Bus Through Storefront

A collision forced this DART bus through a Salvation Army Family storefront on July 16, 2011.

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) –  A wrong-way driver collided with a DART bus Saturday morning, sending it skidding through the front of a Salvation Army Family Store.

According to DART spokesperson Pat Patey, a driver in a Nissan SUV was driving the wrong way on the one-way Polk Street at about 6 a.m. when they hit the front right side of the eastbound route 11 bus, which was crossing through the intersection of Peak and Jefferson on a green light.

The collision forced the bus through the storefront.

“The entire bus is currently inside the store,” Patey said shortly after the collision. “Thankfully, nobody was seriously hurt in the accident and nobody was inside the store.”

The two people in the SUV and the two on the bus – the driver and a passenger – were taken to Methodist Central Hospital with minor injuries.

The SUV driver was issued a ticket for the accident. Patey said structural engineers are checking the damage to see when it’s safe for the Salvation Army store to reopen.

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