An early morning crash involving a private school bus and a car left traffic a mess in Northwest Miami-Dade for Friday rush hour.
The accident took place just before 6 a.m. at NW 137th Avenue and NW Sixth Street, across the street from the school bus depot. The driver was trapped in the car and was extricated with a hydraulic tool by rescue crews, according to CBS4. The driver is in Kendall Regional Trauma Center with critical injuries.
Miami-Dade police said the bus driver, 71-year-old Isidro Arbide, pulled out of the depot parking lot and turned right onto southbound NW 137th Avenue. The 2001 Toyota Camry, which was also headed south, hit the bus, crossed the median and stopped at a guardrail.
Roads were closed as rescue crews dealt with the accident, which led to major backups. On State Road 836, traffic was backed up past the exit to NW 137th Avenue between the south and north exits.
Rush-hour drivers resorted to some creative driving to deal with the traffic, with some moving into the breakdown lane and driving in reverse to get off the highway.