Bus passenger describes crashing into building

Credit: Eric Turner / KTVB

Bus passenger describes crashing into building

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by KTVB

KTVB.COM

Posted on January 6, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Updated Monday, Jan 6 at 11:59 AM

BOISE -- Passenger Joe Pacheco told KTVB the bus driver was able to minimize the damage done to the bus and surrounding property by pumping the brakes and swerving to avoid more parked cars.

"He did a phenomenal job," Pacheco said. "I mean, that could have been so much worse than it was."

Pacheco said the bus was traveling about 30 miles-per-hour when it struck the building with terrifying force.

"Just seein' that wall come up, and the windows cracking and buckling, and I thought, 'Thank God for the safety glass,'" Pacheco said. "You see that stuff start flying and you're just thinking about glass in your face and getting sharded."

"Yeah, it was a hell of a ride," he added.

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