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8 Injured After Delivery Truck Strikes Port Authority Bus In Homestead

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HOMESTEAD (KDKA) - A total of eight people were taken to the hospital after a delivery truck and Port Authority bus collided on East Eighth avenue near Dickson Street in Homestead.

All eight suffered minor injuries and were passengers on the Port Authority bus.

Homestead Police believe the driver of the delivery truck caused the crash shortly after 5 a.m. when he was trying to find the post office.

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"He was making a delivery of mail. It wasn't a mail truck. In his searching for the post office, took his eyes off the road. At that time, that's when the truck veered over the center line," said Homestead Police Chief Jeffrey DeSimone.

The delivery truck struck the driver's side of the bus, cracking the windshield and smashing in part of the frame. First responders on scene said they spoke to the driver of the delivery truck. They said he told them he fell asleep at the wheel.

The drivers of both vehicles walked away from the scene uninjured.

"The accident scene investigation will continue and charges will be determined pending the outcome of the investigation. The bus should be repaired and hopefully put back out on the road as quickly as possible," said Port Authority spokesperson Adam Brandolph.

The Port Authority is handling the investigation.

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