City bus involved in two-vehicle accident

The city of Columbus is assessing damage to one of the buses in the ColumBUS Transit fleet after it was involved in an accident.

The incident occurred at 5:08 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Franklin and Ninth Streets.

ColumBUS director Cindy Setser said a passenger vehicle ran a red light at the intersection and collided with the bus, which was carrying five riders and the bus driver.

No one was injured in the collision, but there is damage to the bus, Setser said. The extent of the damage is being reviewed to determine how long it will take to fix and the cost of the repairs, she said.

The accident is the third for the city transit system in 2016, but Setser said ColumBUS has not been found at fault in any of those accidents.

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Olivia Covington is a reporter for The Republic. She can be reached at ocovington@therepublic.com or 812-379-5712.