MIAMI
01/24/2012 12:31 pm ET Updated Mar 25, 2012

Metrobus-FedEx Truck Accident Injures Passengers In Central Miami

Multiple passengers were injured Tuesday in a crash involving a FedEx truck and a Miami-Dade Metrobus carrying dozens of passengers.

The two vehicles collided near NW 7th Avenue and 17th Street when, according to Miami-Dade Transit spokesman Karla Damien, the FedEx truck ran a red light and slammed into the Route M bus.

Miami Fire-Rescue and Miami Police confirmed 23 people are being treated for injuries. One passenger was observed being removed through a Metrobus window on a stretcher, and another was also strapped to a backboard.

"I was sitting in the back, and I just heard the screech and the slam; people were flying everywhere," bus passenger Daniel Perez, told WSVN. "Some people were lying around me, just make sure they were OK, sit back and there was somebody lying on the floor and said that they wanted to stay there, again just making sure that everyone was OK."

According to NBCMiami, 30 people were on board the bus, including a 16-year-old girl in a wheelchair who was sent to hospital. The FedEx driver wasn't injured, Fire-Rescue spokesman Lt. Iggy Carroll told Local10.

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