HOUSTON – Houston Police say a total of seven people were hurt when a Nissan X-Terra SUV crashed into a Metro bus stop overnight.
The incident happened just after 10 p.m. Monday on Richmond at Hillcroft.
The Nissan also crashed into a light pole and a utility box, which then knocked out power to the traffic lights at the intersection.
Two people waiting for the bus and five people in the SUV were hurt.
All were taken to the hospital.
The fenceline of Zografos Brothers Automotive was also damaged, along with several vehicles parked for maintenance work at the southwest Houston business.
“We’ve been here 30 years,” said Dino Zografos who owns Zografos Brothers Automotive. “Always on this corner.” Zografos said his property has been damaged by wrecks before.
KHOU 11 was there as Zografos surveyed the damage done to his customer’s cars.
“Unbelieveable! Wow! Unreal!” He planned to spent Tuesday on the phone with his insurance company.
“I just thank God I wasn’t sitting there and I’m sorry for the people who were,” said one woman as she waited for Metro Bus 25 to stop along Richmond at Hillcroft. “We can’t seven sit at a bus stop and be safe anymore,” she said.
The crash took out the stoplights at the intersection, which were repaired around 11:30 a.m.
Police arrived at the scene to direct traffic through the morning rush hour.