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Crash Between Car, RTD Bus Leaves Riders Injured

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – A car accident involving an RTD bus and a vehicle in Boulder on Wednesday morning left more than a dozen riders with minor injuries.

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The crash happened after 9 a.m. on Arapahoe Road in east Boulder near 65th. Officials with the Colorado State Patrol said the RTD bus was driving westbound on Arapahoe. A car was driving eastbound and attempting to turn when its vision was blocked by a semi truck. The car, a Subaru, turned in front of the bus and they collided.

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As a result of the crash, the bus pushed onto the curb, smashed into a fence and then went over a concrete wall.

Everyone was able to get out of the bus without help, according to Rocky Mountain Fire District spokeswoman Michelle Kelly.

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“They did have their extrication equipment to stabilize the bus while they were insuring everybody was out of the bus … to make sure that the bus didn’t fall while they were working around it,” Kelly said.

Thirteen riders on the bus were hurt and the driver of the car was also injured. Only one person had to be taken to the hospital.

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The bus is from RTD’s JUMP route.

A few power lines were disrupted by the crash and a large stretch of fence the bus smashed into will need to be repaired.

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