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Citi-bus Crashes Into Davenport Home

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Three people left with minor injuries after a Davenport Citi-bus crashed into a home.

It happened just before 4 p.m. at East Locust and Grand in Davenport.
     
Traffic on Locust was backed up, down to two lanes for about two hours while crews responded to the scene. The damage to the home is unbelievable but what's more amazing is that nobody was seriously hurt.

More than a dozen people are feeling fortunate that this didn't turn out worse than it looks.

"The neighbor next door called me and said the Citibus was in the front of our house," Kevin Broders said.

Broders and his brother own the home but right now they're renting it out to a family. That family was at home when this Citibus came crashing through.

"You're worried about making sure nobody has been injured, hurt," Broders said. "The front bedroom is where the boy sleeps, so you're also concerned someone could have been in there."
     
Police say after being involved in an accident with a black car, the bus driver somehow lost control plowing through the front porch before hitting the brakes.

"It's unbelievable," Broders said.
    
Police say there were nine people on the bus and everyone was able to walk away from the accident thanks to some neighbors coming to the rescue.

"I heard the crash, I came out, I assisted helping the folks off the bus," Darrell Hicks said. "I pulled some of the wood out of the way so people could get off the bus and down the steps."
    
The damage becomes more obvious as towing crews pull the bus from the rubble. Everyone who was inside the car, the bus, and the house is shaken up but relieved that everyone is okay.

 

 

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