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Crash holds up traffic for hours on I-94
KALAMAZOO COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - What is typically a very busy stretch of I-94 was at a standstill for more than three hours Thursday after a crash.
Kalamazoo County Sheriff Rick Fuller says a semi-truck was merging onto the highway when it was rear ended by a greyhound bus.
"They collided, they connected and the bus, the truck driver was able to guide the accident to the side of the road," Fuller said.
That bus was carrying passengers to Chicago--its next stop was supposed to be Kalamazoo.
Shortly after that crash, police, firefighters, and rescue crews took over the highway.
"It looks like there's minor injuries," Fuller said. "We're dealing with some people that have some bumps on their heads, some scrapes, some cuts but they're all being triaged right now."
11 people, including the driver, were injured.
For several hours the bus remained wedged inside the truck's trailer as firefighters worked to cut the driver out.
"He's in a situation right now where he can't get his legs out so we want to make sure that he's going to be fine after that," Fuller said of the driver.
It took two hours to free him.
Sheriff Fuller says a doctor remained on the bus during that time to keep an eye on the driver's condition.
Both he and the passengers hurt were taken to hospitals in Kalamazoo.
It was a messy situation but thankfully everyone is expected to be okay.
At this time, investigators are still working to determine who was at fault.