Bus Driver Flees the Scene of Accident Leaving 20 Injured

A bus crash on Avenida Francisco Medina Ascencio at the Maritime Terminal injured 20 people, sending 10 to area hospitals and 10 treated on the scene, Thursday afternoon.

According to police reports the bus was traveling at excessive speeds on Route U-166 when it collided with a Nissan pickup truck then slammed into a light post flipping both the truck and bus on their sides.

The driver of the bus fled the scene leaving injured passengers and two overturned vehicles in the street. His whereabouts were unknown.

The case has been turned over to public prosecutors to charge the driver, who will be held responsible for the cost of damage and personal injury.

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