UPDATE: Driver of MCTS bus that crashed into Marquette University building on leave

Updated: 11:08 a.m. May 23, 2018

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Tests done on the driver of an MCTS bus that sped through an intersection and hit a Marquette University building do not indicate any impairment or medical issues.

An investigation of the bus is still being done but so far there is no indication of mechanical failure. Complete testing may take a few weeks to fully rule out.

The driver has been put on leave.


Updated: 1:17 p.m. May 16, 2018

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- An updated release from MCTS says that the Route 12 bus was driving south on 12th Street when it accelerated turning left onto Wisconsin Avenue. The bus then drove on the sidewalk and hit a tree before hitting Johnston Hall on Marquette University's campus.

The driver and three passengers reported non-life threatening injuries. 

According to MCTS, the bus had been on the road for 12 hours and the drivers did not report any issues. The bus had been through an annual DOT inspection in February and had a 6,500 mile inspection on May 4.

The bus driver is a 59-year-old man driving for 12 years. The driver is going through a medical test to rule out any medical issues which is standard procedure.


Updated 10:30 p.m. on May 15, 2018

UPDATE: MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Three passengers and the driver were taken to a local hospital following a bus accident on Tuesday afternoon.

According to MCTS, all were being treated for minor injuries.

MCTS and police are still working to determine the cause. 


MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- No injuries were reported after a bus lost control and ended up on a sidewalk near the Marquette Campus.

According to MCTS, the driver of Route 12 lost control while turning left from 12th street to Wisconsin Avenue.

The bus ended up on the sidewalk near the Church of the Gesu.

No serious injuries were reported.

CBS 58 News has a crew on scene and will bring updates as they become available. 

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