ART bus involved in crash 5 days after service launch

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A driver collided with an ART bus Wednesday afternoon, five days after the launch of the long-awaited bus system.

It happened on Central near 52nd Street where the city says a man driving a pickup truck tried to make an illegal left turn against a red arrow while the bus had a “go” signal.

The pickup driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. No one on the bus was hurt.

The city says it’s still evaluating whether more barriers or other features might be needed to prevent collisions.

“We need to look for the next six months, it’s going to be an evaluation of how everything is running in the corridor, what tweaks we need to make,” Alicia Manzano said.

The bus sustained what the city called “significant damage,” but they couldn’t say yet how much repairs will cost.

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