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MAX Bus Crashed in Alabama – 11 People Injured

Lucrecia Guerra2 years ago

Authorities are investigating a collision at an intersection in Birmingham, Alabama that ended with a MAX bus crashing into a Wells Fargo Bank building.

About the MAX Bus Accident

11 people were injured when MAX bus crashed into a Wells Fargo Bank at Third Avenue, 18th Street, in Birmingham, Alabama. According to the reports, none of the injuries are life-threatening.

According to reports, the incident occurred around 8:45 am on June 24 when a black SUV traveling westbound on Third Avenue ran a red light and hit the MAX bus.

The impact forced the bus into the Wells Fargo building.

Motor Accidents Statistics In the United States

Following information provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 33,561 people died from motor vehicle accidents in 2012, increasing 3.3% from 2011. 
  • Injury rates due to car accidents increased 6.7% from 2011 to 2012, according to NHTSA.
  • Intoxication was determined to be a factor in 31% of all motor vehicle fatalities. 
  • From 2011 to 2012 there was a 3.7% increase in car accidents involving large trucks
  • Males have accounted for 70% of motor vehicle accidents for several years. 
  • In 2012, 14.13% of motor vehicle fatalities involved pedestrians
  • Motor vehicle fatalities at intersections increased by 5.4% from 2011 to 2012. 

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