SAN MATEO, California — A huge Google commuter bus which was carrying 45 passengers on it ran off and crashed on the U.S. Highway 101 in San Mateo. The crash took place Thursday in the morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The bus which was appeared to be owned by the biggest companies in the world, Google, crashed into a ditch on southbound Highway 101 just north of the Third Avenue. There were no injuries reported as the Redwood City CHP said.
According to the driver, there was a “mechanical issue’ which caused the bus to steer right. The driver couldn’t regain full control over the vehicle, causing it to veer heavily, eventually leaving the highway entirely. It led the bus to crash to the side of the highway, due to California Highway Patrol officer Shris Barshaini.
It crashed through 50-100 feet of the fence and into a pole just before 8 AM.
Google Bus Crash Cleanup Required Road Closure
There was a blockage while emergency teams were working on the incident. They were trying to remove the bus from the road, but that is a rather difficult task. After all, buses are huge vehicles with a lot of mass to them. It makes sense, therefore, that the cleanup would take a very long time for everyone.
The slow flow of the vehicles was all cleared when emergency workers cleared up the Highway 101. That was a solid few hours after the accident itself took place. Given the timing of the accident, many likely found the bus crash rather annoying, as it blocked up traffic during a peak time for commuters.
According to the California Highway Patrol, there was a possibility of the mechanical issues, which occurred with the bus. However, the incident is under an investigation by the officers.