One of the biggest changes made to West Broad Street since the construction of the GRTC Pulse bus rapid transit system has been the installation of left turn lanes that lie to the right of the bus only lanes, which run in the middle of Broad.
Yesterday, the driver of a pickup truck allegedly made an illegal turn in front of one of the Pulse buses at Broad and N. Allen Avenue, resulting in a crash with minor injuries.
One of the newly-launched GRTC Pulse buses was in a collision with a pickup truck that was making a left-hand turn through the dedicated bus lane on West Broad Street, around 5:50 this evening, at the intersection of Broad and N Allen Ave.
According to Carrie Rose Pace, GRTC Director of Communications, five passengers claimed injury and requested medical services. Several of these passengers were seen being taken from the bus on stretchers. Pace said “The other passengers boarded the next Pulse bus and proceeded. There were no disruption to service.”