A MetroBus headed east on Natural Bridge approaching Grand Avenue was in an accident just before 8:00 this morning. The bus driver and six of the 16 passengers on board the bus were transported to area hospitals. According to officials at the scene, the driver apparently lost consciousness and collided with parked vehicles. Several cars were damaged from the impact. One of the passengers on the bus was a former MetroBus driver. She was able to apply the brake and bring the vehicle under control.
The driver, who has been a bus operator for nearly 21 years, is still hospitalized. The former driver who stopped the bus was released after being treated for her injuries. St. Louis Police reported bus passengers reported minor injuries.