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Out-of-Control Trailer Slams Into Bus Stop, Hits 3 People

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An out of control trailer slammed into a bus stop. An out of control trailer slammed into a bus stop.

An out of control trailer slammed into a bus stop Thursday morning, hitting three people. All are hospitalized -- one with life threatening injuries.

Bus stops are really sturdy but it had to be removed after this accident. A trailer behind a truck somehow came loose, jumped the curb and slammed into the bus stop. At least three people were waiting for the bus there.

The driver stopped his truck on a side street and ran back to the bus stop where his trailer had stopped. There, all three people were hurt, one with severe life threatening injuries to the leg.

A friend of the driver told Eyewitness News that the driver, identified as Cedric Banks, actually knew one of the people who was hit.

"It was a freak accident. The trailer came loose, hit some people at the bus stop. He is a very nice guy, he knows a lot of the people -- one of them that was involved in it was someone he knew. It makes it even worse," said Samuel Toney, the driver's friend.

Police didn't take the driver into custody, but they said he will be cited for a myriad of charges including unsafe towing.

The driver wouldn't talk on-camera but he did tell Eyewitness News he wouldn't want this to happen to anyone.

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