A speeding city bus rear-ended a garbage truck on East Jefferson and jumped the curb, plowing into a billboard support pole in a spectacular accident about 1:30 p.m. Friday.
EMS workers took the driver to the hospital. Her condition is unknown but she appeared conscious sitting behind the smashed front window.
The driver of the Rizzo truck said he was eastbound on Jefferson and attempting to turn right on Lillibridge when the bus plowed into him. About four or five passengers were on board the bus. None were seriously injured but one man said he hit his jaw on the seat in front of him.
The accident occurred near the entrance to the Parkway shopping plaza.
Michael Betzold is a former Free Press reporter and longtime area freelance journalist. He wrote Queen of Diamonds, a history of Tiger Stadium. He lives on Detroit’s east side.