Twenty-two people were injured during a bus crash in uptown Charlotte.
Paramedics said they treated a total of 22 patients following the wreck at Fourth and Caldwell Streets. All the patients have nonlife-threatening injures.
The cause of the wreck is still under investigation. Pictures from the scene showed the No. 1 bus to Mount Holy stopped at an intersection. A blue Ford pickup truck and a tan car also appeared to be involved in the crash. The bus was struck on the windshield near the door.
Nine patients were taken to Carolinas Medical Center. Three went to CMC-Universty and ten were transported to Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center.
Cedar's Take: 22 of Charlotte's finest citizens are injured on a city bus during a fender bender, can you imagine the calamity? Perhaps the Observer should publish the names and photos of the injured so that we can offer our prayers?
But the truth is public shame, or embarrassment are no match for these citizens. Never mind that people who needed medic, fire, police or hospital care had to wait while these "victims" where treated. We have a nation of people who as infants uttered "gimme" as their first words.