Small child, several people hurt in Metro bus crash in SE Houston

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by Sherry Williams / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on October 9, 2013 at 11:45 AM

HOUSTON -- There were tense moments in southeast Houston shortly after 1 p.m. on Tuesday when a bus collided with a car.

The accident happened on Almeda Genoa near the Gulf Freeway.

Witnesses said a black car either cut the Metro bus off or was travelling in front of the bus, when it was struck from the rear by the bus. It set off a chain-reaction accident.

The black car struck a green car that was trying to exit a parking lot. The green car then hit a parked truck, witnesses said.

An officer on the scene confirmed that a child was in the black car. He is four or five years old, according to witnesses. The boy and two male occupants went to the hospital, the officer said.

"I hope the kid's okay," witness Chris Sims said. "I see the ambulance 'cuz, I mean, people taking people on the stretcher is what I saw, three or four peoples (from the bus) coming off the stretcher," Sims said.

Metro authorities said four bus passengers went to Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. All of them, as well as the car occupants, complained of neck and back pain.

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