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Bus stop crash reported at Sahara Avenue, Sandhill

Posted at 8:23 AM, Feb 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-24 20:37:24-05

First responders were called to the scene of a crash at a bus stop near Sahara Avenue and Sandhill Road on Friday morning.

The crash was reported shortly before 8 a.m.

Two women were at the bus stop during the crash. One was trapped by debris for about 10 minutes after the crash. She was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver who hit the bus stop said he was swerving to avoid a truck that turned in front of him. Police are reportedly looking for the truck driver.

"It seemed like forever but it could've been five minutes," said Eduardo Gutierrez, who crashed into the bus stop.

He hoped the women hit would be OK.

There have been several serious bus stop crashes in the Las Vegas valley over the last few years.

A man was killed after a car crashed into a bus stop near Lake Mead Boulevard and Rancho Drive on Feb. 4, 2016. The man was waiting in a wheelchair at the bus stop at the time.

A 60-year-old man named Marty D. Bunn was pronounced dead in May 2016 after hitting a bus stop near Decatur Boulevard and Smoke Ranch Road. No one at the bus stop was injured.

58-year-old Marcia Garcia and her granddaughter, Alyssa Aisa, were killed March 30, 2015.

5 people were hospitalized after a vehicle crashed into a bus stop near Rainbow Boulevard and Balzar Road in January 2015.

Gary Lee Hosey was sentenced up to 80 years in prison after slamming into a bus stop near Spring Mountain and Decatur Boulevard in 2012 and killing 4 people.