CTTransit Driver Ran Light Before Hitting Cars: Witnesses

A CTTransit bus crashed into several parked cars, then a tree and fence in Hartford early Wednesday morning and witnesses said the bus driver ran a red light moments earlier.

Just after 5 a.m., the bus hit three cars parked on Wethersfield Avenue, then hit a tree and a fence about 150 yards down the road.

"I heard squeals of a tire – like someone was on their brakes," said Hartford resident Leo Desrosiers.

Jose Torres, of Hartford, also heard the crash this morning.

"I just heard a big loud noise and everybody started looking out the window," Torres said.

No passengers were on the bus at the time of the crash and the cars struck were empty, but police said that the driver was taken to the hospital.

The nature of his injuries are unknown and police said he was alert when they arrived.

All vehicles involved were towed from the scene and the road has reopened. 

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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