New video shows crash between school bus, MCTS bus that injured 7

NOW: New video shows crash between school bus, MCTS bus that injured 7

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Dramatic video shows the moment a county bus collided with a school bus on Milwaukee's north side.

The crash in December sent seven people to the hospital.

We're also getting a look at the accident scene from first responders' perspective. Both videos were released Wednesday, Feb. 9.

Three different cameras at Center and Fond Du Lac captured the moment when a Milwaukee County transit bus filled with passengers was hit at 6 a.m., Dec. 10.

Dispatch: "Hello, this is Milwaukee police. Did you dial 911?"

Caller: "Yes, it's a city bus and a school bus at 27th, Fond Du Lac and Center, the school bus ran into the library and the city bus is in the school bus."

First responders' body cameras show the windshield on the county bus completely gone.

Police say the school bus ran a red light, causing the crash. The school bus driver was cited.

Both drivers were hurt, so were five MCTS passengers. The school bus had no passengers.

The Center Street library was damaged. Milwaukee Public Library ordered a structural evaluation and was able to open it the next day.

"It was brick work and a window frame and glass that were broken. So thankfully, there was no extreme structural damage," said Eileen Force-Cahill, Milwaukee Public Library communications director.

The last two months, the books and puzzles in the children's section had to be temporarily relocated while the area was reconstructed. 

Work should be completed by the end of this month.

"We're excited to welcome all the kids back into the children's area once it's safe to do so and fully repaired," said Force-Cahill.

We reached out to the school bus company, TBS to see what, if any, action was taken against the driver who ran the red light. We have not yet heard back.

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