BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – Two wheels flew off a public transportation bus at it traveled on Interstate 95, causing a five-vehicle crash that injured two people.
The Florida Highway Patrol says the Palm Tran bus was traveling north Thursday when two rear tires flew off the bus. Video shows the driver trying to maintain control of the bus before hitting a vehicle and crashing into guardrail and light post.
Sgt. Mark Wysocky tells news outlets the post fell into the southbound lanes and hit a passing vehicle.
Another video captured the wheel flying off the bus and bouncing over the median. It hit the hood of a pickup truck.
Palm Tran Executive Director Clinton Forbes tells the Sun Sentinel there are indications a third-party contractor failed to torque two rear tires on the bus.