16 Injured After Public Bus Crashes into Building (Video)

A crash involving a Maryland Transit Administration CityLink Blue bus occurred at the intersection of North Paca and West Mulberry Street in Baltimore early Saturday.

Officials say the incident took place around 10:15 a.m. and resulted in 15 injuries, including the bus driver.

Baltimore City Fire Department Director of Communications, Kevin Cartwright, confirmed that the scene was classified as a level 1 mass casualty incident.

Some individuals received on-site treatment, while others were transported to the hospital. Among the injured, two individuals are believed to have sustained possibly life-threatening injuries, according to Baltimore Police.

According to the police. preliminary investigations indicate that the crash involved the Mass Transit bus and two civilian vehicles.

Specifically, police say an MTA bus collided with a Lexus at the intersection of North Paca Street and West Mulberry Street. The bus then struck a Nissan before coming to a stop after crashing into a building located in the 500 block of West Franklin Street.

Fire officials initially evacuated a portion of the building due to concerns about structural compromise. However, upon further investigation, it was discovered that the building was not as severely compromised as initially anticipated.

The first level sustained some damage, but the upper levels of the building remain intact.

Multiple authorities, including Baltimore City Police, MTA Police, Baltimore City Fire Department/Medics, and building inspectors, are currently present at the scene to investigate the incident.

At this time, no further details are available regarding the cause of the crash.

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