At around 7:20AM this morning, over a dozen people were loaded into ambulances and taken from the scene of a bus accident involving an SUV and a Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) bus in Chula Vista. According to authorities, the bus was parked at a bus stop near East H Street and Paseo Del Ray when the SUV rear-ended it.
The bus was in the process of picking up passengers when the collision occurred. The driver of the SUV suffered minor injuries, and twenty of the bus passengers were transported to local hospitals – including Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center.
Seven ambulances were called to the scene of the bus accident. Emergency medical personnel removed passengers on back boards, and some of the injured victims were placed on the sidewalk outside of the bus while they waited to be loaded into a waiting ambulance. The accident is still under investigation, but police say there is no indication that alcohol or drugs were factors. It appears to be a case of simple negligence on the part of the SUV driver.