Man in critical condition following Phoenix bus crash: FD

Phoenix Fire officials say a man is in critical condition following a crash involving a city bus.

The crash happened in the area of 22nd Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road. According to a brief statement from fire officials, the bus crashed into a small structure.

"Crews extricated the patient and provided advanced life-support treatment," read a portion of the statement.

In a statement to FOX 10, officials with Phoenix Public Transit said the person injured was a guard inside a guard shack. Officials said the guard suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

"My brother is very blessed to still be here, because that looked like a tuna can. It straight looked like a tuna can, and he’s a 6' 3" dude, in a freaked smashed box," said a person related to the victim. "He’s very blessed to be here, and I’m very blessed to still have him here. There’s not a lot of people who get hit by things these days. Look at how many accidents there are in Arizona right now. The rates are insane. It’s crazy."

Police officials said the bus driver, also identified as a man, was not impaired at the time. The driver is not a city employee. They also say this appears to be an accident, and not criminal in any nature.

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Where the crash happened