Bus passenger describes accident that injured 9

Bus passenger describes accident that injured 9

(WMC-TV) - A MATA bus was involved in an accident involving two other cars Tuesday morning near the intersection of Lamar Avenue and Barron Avenue.

"Yes, at the time they had about nine people transported," said Lt. Col. D.L. Sheffield, Memphis Police Department.

Frederick Burton was on the MATA bus at the time of the accident.

"The vehicle, the black Lexus, darted out and he blocked traffic and he just careened on out," said Burton.

Burton said the Lexus collided with the bus, then spun out and hit a silver BMW.

Officials on the scene say the driver of the Lexus was taken to the hospital in critical condition, but has since improved.

The driver of the BMW declined to talk about what happened and he did not appear to have any obvious injuries.

Meanwhile the crash is still under investigation.

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