ABERDEEN, Wash. – A Semi and a Grays Harbor Transit collided this morning at the intersection of Heron and H street, On-Scene officers tell us it appears the semi truck driver could not stop for the flashing red light in time and was in the intersection when the Grays Harbor transit, travelling Eastbound on Heron street, collided with the front of the semi. The transit bus then veered into the parking area by the Olympic Candy Factory building, colliding with the building, doing significant damage to both the bus and the building.
The Aberdeen Fire Department tells KBKW that two passengers were on the bus at the time, one passenger and the driver of the bus were transported to Community Hospital with minor injuries, the bus driver may have a broken arm, the second passenger, and driver of the semi were both determined OK at the scene, the driver was cited for failure to stop at the stoplight.
Traffic resumes on H and Heron in downtown Aberdeen this morning, the semi truck has been towed to the nearby empty lot, the Transit bus remains at the scene.
The semi is totalled, the bus sustained $50,000 in damages and may be totalled, the building sustained $20,000 in damages.