MATA bus collides with pickup truck

MEMPHIS- Over a dozen people were sent to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after a traffic accident involving a MATA bus.

Authorities at the scene said the driver of a pickup truck pulled out in front of the bus at the intersection of Jackson and Danny Thomas.  Witnesses said the truck ran a red light, and was struck on the driver's side by the bus.

A total of 15 people were transported from the MATA bus, including a child and a pregnant woman, all in non-critical condition.  The driver of the truck was transported to The MED in critical condition.

Traffic at the scene was shut down while authorities transported victims and cleared the accident from the roadway.