Day after Warren bus stop truck crash, usual riders worry about victims

- One day later, there have amazingly been no fatalities reported after the dramatic bus stop truck crash in Warren.

Some of the regulars at the bus stop at 12 Mile and Van Dyke say if it weren't for the rain Thursday, it would have been busier at the time of the crash.  The driver is still in custody, expected to be brought up on charges soon. Police are still investigating whether or not he was under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Many of the usual bus riders are wondering who the victims of the crash might be.

"I usually see the regular faces that are here," said rider Daija Joshway.

Several people are noticeably missing at about 5:45 p.m. Thursday, exactly a day after an out of control Dodge pick-up truck plowed into a bus stop shelter where four men and two men were huddled from the rain.

"I was almost here the same time," said Joshway.

"With the rain and everything my daughter didn't want me to walk so she gave me a ride," said Robin Whitcroft. "I'm thinking, I wouldn't be here right now if it was me."

Several others took shelter under other awnings, witnessing the horrific crash that sent six people to the hospital with broken bones, one with life-threatening injuries.

A woman who according to Tim Hortons employees at a nearby store, is one of their baristas, was on her way home from work.

"She was nice," Joshway said. "I usually see her, the girl across the street and this old man.

"I feel so bad that I'm his happened again I them, and I hope their families get through that."

Immediately after the crash, the 55-year-old driver from Roseville is seen, not helping the victims he pinned, but wandering into a Subway fast food bathroom. Afterward he kept his distance, hanging back with some witnesses until police arrived, taking him into custody.

"That's disturbing," Joshway said. "You're standing at the bus stop and the only things you're paying attention to is what time the bus is coming.

"It's just awful," Whitcroft said. "I'm sorry for those people. I'll pray for them."

 

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