The truck and bus both ran into a power pole, which caused power outages in the immediate area and closed the intersection Thursday night.
A man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after authorities say he collided with a King County Metro bus in Burien on Thursday evening, causing both vehicles to crash into a power pole.
The collision occurred on South 128th Street at the onramp to southbound State Route 509 and led to a power outage in the immediate vicinity, said King County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Ryan Abbott.
One or two bus passengers suffered minor injuries and were sent to a local hospital, as was the driver of the truck, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, Abbott said.
The Route 121 bus, which was carrying around 10 passengers, was traveling through an intersection just before 6 p.m. when the truck driver ran a red light, Abbott said. The truck was moving at high speed when it crashed into the side of the bus, causing both vehicles to hit a light pole, Abbott said.
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The collision knocked over some traffic lights and cut power to others in the vicinity. Abbott said South 128th Street from the 400 block to State Route 509 would likely be closed for most of Thursday night.
The incident occurred during rush hour for the busy intersection.