“I’m blessed to be here:” Speeding SUV slams into school bus, 3 injured

MILWAUKEE -- Three people were taken to the hospital Tuesday morning, June 6th after an SUV slammed into a school bus in Milwaukee. Two parked vehicles were also damaged.

It happened near Martin Luther King Drive and Wright Street shortly before 8:00 a.m.

A Milwaukee police sergeant on scene said a black SUV was heading north on Martin Luther King Drive when it slammed into a school bus going east on Wright Street. The impact caused the bus to hit two parked cars nearby.

Crash involving school bus near Martin Luther King Drive and Wright Street

Crash involving school bus near Martin Luther King Drive and Wright Street

Jack Norton witnessed the aftermath of the crash. He heard it before he saw it.

"That sound was like a airplane had just hit the ground," said Norton.

His concern went from the victims to his vehicle, which was one of two parked cars that got hit in the domino effect.

"Five minutes and I would have been in there trying to go to work. I'm still blessed to be here," said Norton.

Crash involving school bus near Martin Luther King Drive and Wright Street

Police said the driver and passenger of the SUV were transported to the hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening injuries.

"The driver, 19 years of age and the passenger, 18 years of age, were transported to Froedtert Hospital with injuries, none of which are life-threatening," said MPD Sgt. Todd Lewan.

Crash involving school bus near Martin Luther King Drive and Wright Street

The crash happened around 7:40 a.m., before the bus driver had picked up any children. She and her young daughter were the only two on the bus. The bus driver was OK. Her child was injured.

"She suffered some pain to her head, also not life-threatening and she was also transported by ambulance," said Sgt. Lewan.

Milwaukee police said the SUV was traveling at a high rate of speed and the driver could be cited.

Crews also responded to the scene to repair a telephone pole and fire hydrant that were damaged in the crash.

Crash involving school bus near Martin Luther King Drive and Wright Street