Buses carrying Eastern Washington Univ. track team involved in accident on SR 520 in Bellevue

Two buses ferrying the Eastern Washington University track team and their coaches to a meet at the University of Washington were involved in a rear-end bus accident on State Route 520 near the 84th Avenue exit in Bellevue. Four passengers were taken to area hospitals with injuries. Others had minor injuries that were treated at the accident scene.

According to reports on The Seattle Times and KomoNews.com, the accident occurred around rush hour on Friday evening. The buses were in the right hand HOV lane when a driver that was described as “erratic” cut in front of the first bus. The first bus drive braked abruptly and the second bus rear-ended the first bus.

Police are investigating the driver of the car for Driving Under the Influence. The driver of the car drove off after the bus accident but was apprehended shortly after the collision after hitting a barrier in the mid-span area of the 520 bridge. Reports said that police had calls about the driver prior to the accident. One person wrote on the KOMO news blog that the driver of the car intentionally pulled in front of the buses and braked.

King County Metro sent two buses to take the student athletes and coaches on to the University of Washington. The two buses involved in the accident had to be towed from the scene.

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