Driver, child injured in fiery crash with MATA bus

Published: Jun. 9, 2022 at 8:48 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 9, 2022 at 5:11 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A driver and a child were injured in a crash involving a MATA bus Thursday morning.

Memphis Police Department originally said the driver of the vehicle that crashed into the bus was suffering a gunshot wound; they later said the injuries were just the result of the crash.

He was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

The crash happened around 6:30 a.m. at Shelby Drive and Faronia Road. A picture from the scene shows fire and smoke damage on the side of the bus.

Officers said a male passenger and a child left the scene. The vehicle owner arrived and identified the passenger and child.

The child was taken to the hospital with non-critical injuries.

We reached out to MATA for a statement on the investigation:

“We are fully cooperating with the Memphis Police Department after a vehicle struck a MATA bus this morning. Two passengers and a MATA employee were on board with no injuries. MPD will investigate and provide any further information when available.”

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