Two people were injured early Monday morning when a truck plowed into a RTA bus shelter in Cleveland. The truck accident occurred around 2:30 a.m. at an RTA bus stop near West 73rd Street and Lorain Avenue. According to a nearby resident that was woken up by the crash, when she went to the window of her apartment to see what had happened she saw a truck has crashed into a bus shelter and split an electric power pole.
According to news reports, the driver of the truck hopped the curb, smashed into a pole and plowed through an RTA advertisement on the bus stop. Police reported that the driver of the truck was intoxicated and witnesses reported that the driver of the truck fled the scene following the accident. Police were able to track the suspect down and he was arrested nearby the scene. The driver sustained minor injuries in the crash.
Two people standing in the bus shelter at the time of the crash were injured in the truck accident. Following the accident, workers at a local gas station across the street helped the victims to safety. The two individuals struck by the truck were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Police closed the intersection following the accident so Cleveland Public Power could work on restoring power to the area.
The driver of the truck is believed to be involved in previous drunk driving incidents.
Source: WTAM “Truck plows into RTA bus shelter” 09/13/2010