No passengers hurt in Monday afternoon crash
By Sam Catanzaro
A Big Blue Bus crashed into the side of a Santa Monica business Monday.
According to the Santa Monica Fire Department (SMFD), the crash was reported on Monday around 3 p.m. at the Firestone tire store at 1803 Lincoln Boulevard. As reported by CBS, a witness, Jesus Hernandez said the bus was attempting to avoid a crash and ended up swerving into the Firestone store.
“I looked out the window and it was almost like a movie. I just see a big blue bus coming along and I’m wondering where it was going to stop. Then I notice that it stopped right by our front door,” Firestone store manager Alex Virula told CBS.
According to a spokesperson for Big Blue Bus, the bus driver was transported to a local hospital for further medical care and has since been released. No passengers required hospitalization.
This article will be updated as more information becomes available.