Police: transit bus driver ran red light, 3 hurt in crash

Updated: Nov. 22, 2016 at 1:33 PM CST
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PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - Three people were taken to the hospital after a crash this morning in Paducah.

It happened just before 8 a.m. at the corner of 21st and Kentucky Avenue.

According to police, there were a total of four vehicles involved including a Paducah Area Transit Service bus.

Witnesses told investigators the bus, driven by Vernon Gary, ran a red light on 21st Street at Kentucky Avenue.

The bus was hit by a Dodge Charger driving west on Kentucky Avenue.

That's when the bus flipped onto its side and slid into a Nissan Altima headed northbound on 21st Street waiting to turn.

The impact of that collision sent the car into a Honda Civic that was in the next lane.

Gary, a passenger on the bus, and the driver of the Dodge charger all went to area hospitals for treatment.

The intersection was closed for an hour as crews worked the scene.

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