Bus crashes into Mesa home; several people injured

A Valley Metro bus crashed into a home Monday night near Broadway Road and Spencer.

The crash, which happened at about 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 28, injured at least nine people – two people inside the home, one person sitting in a vehicle on the property, three bus passengers, and three others at the scene. All of the victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators say a Dodge pickup truck drove through a stop sign and crashed into the bus head-on. The crash caused the bus to cross eastbound traffic before it hit several parked cars and crashed into the home.

"It was really scary. I use this street to pick my sister up from school. It's scary at night, especially since there is a preschool right here," a woman in the area said the day after the crash.

Witnesses told Mesa Police they saw a man and a woman run from the truck and leave the area on foot before officers arrived. The man and the woman have not been identified and remain on the loose. It's unknown if they were hurt in the crash.

The house sustained possible structural damage and has been fenced off for safety reasons. A man who said he was a real estate agent says the owner is in negotiation to sell the home, but that deal is now in jeopardy.

No further details were released.

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A Valley Metro bus crashed into a home on Nov. 27 near Broadway Road and Spencer, injuring several people. (KSAZ-TV)

Where the crash happened