Car crashes into bus shelter, at least four people injured

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Car crashes into bus shelter, at least four people injured

By Jaclyn Brandt and Tony Aria. CREATED May 23, 2013 - UPDATED: May 23, 2013

MILWAUKEE - A driver loses control and runs over four people at a bus shelter on 27th Street just north of Capitol Drive. The car came barreling towards the bus shelter, and plowed over it, hurting 4 people; including a six-year-old girl. The car didn't come to a stop until it ran into a building.

"It jumped up off the curb, ran right into the bus stop. There were about 7 people over there. 3 people sitting down inside the bus shelter," said witness Jason Scales.

Scales is lucky he was across the street when police say a 37 year-old man had a medical emergency and plowed right over a bus stop, flattening the bus shelter like a pancake.

"He just missed the little girl by inches. She was crying and calling out for her mom," Scales said.

There were several other people standing and sitting inside the shelter. Three women were hit by the car and had to be taken to the hospital.

"You can't move, it happened so quick, they couldn't move," Scales said.

Scales explained the car was like a bullet heading straight towards the bus shelter. "Coming, I'd say 50 miles per hour."

Several witnesses jumped to action, calling 9-1-1 and checking on those injured, scales explained.

"I'm just praying for them, hoping things are alright. I'm hoping there's nothing wrong with the little kid."

Everyone is expected to be ok. The 6 year-old girl has already been released from the hospital. The driver was arrested for having a revoked license.