2 injured in DDOT bus accident on Detroit's east side

- Two people have been injured in an accident involving a DDOT bus on Detroit's east side.

The incident took place on Mack Avenue and Chalmers Street. 

A DDOT bus slammed into a red car at the intersection, causing both vehicles to slide into the Valero gas station.

Police are on scene working to discover exactly what happened.

There were five people on the DDOT bus, including the driver. The person driving the red car was seen on a stretcher, but talking to paramedics on his or her way into the ambulance. The DDOT bus driver also had injuries and was taken to the hospital.

The DDOT bus has since been towed.

The vehicles also hit power lines, and  DTE Energy crews working to deactivate the particular line involved and make sure it doesn't pose a threat.

Drivers who travel the area at Mack and Chalmers should be aware the intersection is closed off.

Witness Charles Jones says he heard the accident.

"I didn't know what it was. I thought maybe a bomb had went off until I looked out the window and saw the bus had hit the pole at the gas station and police and the helicopters were everywhere. There was chaos everywhere. It was just God's will that the guy survived," he said.

This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 2 for details as information becomes available.


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