Three Hospitalized after Prison Bus Accident near I Street

SACRAMENTO, CA (May 22, 2023) – Friday morning, nineteen victims sustained injuries in a prison bus collision on 5th Street.

First responders arrived to the scene shortly before 7:00 a.m., near I Street in downtown Sacramento.

Based on surveillance footage, the driver of a westbound Tesla traveled through a red light at the intersection and collided with a northbound prisoner transport bus. Upon impact, the Tesla spun out of control onto the sidewalk in front of the Federal Courthouse.

Per reports, twenty-three people were on board the bus at the time. At least 19 occupants sustained minor injuries and were treated at the scene. Meanwhile, paramedics transported three others to a nearby hospital.

Following preliminary duties, authorities learned that the involved Tesla was registered as a rental vehicle from the Avis Budget Group car rental company. At this time, the Sacramento Police Department continues to investigate the 5th Street two-vehicle crash.

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