Pickup driver injured in rear end accident with METRO bus

The driver of a Chevrolet Avalanche pickup truck was injured Saturday night when his truck rear-ended a stopped METRO bus on the Highway 59 feeder at Fountain View. Police said the driver told them his accelerator was stuck when he crashed. The man was rescued from his badly damaged truck and taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries. A couple of the bus passenger were hurt but will be okay. Channel 2’s story here.

Photo credit: Channel 2

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