FAX bus involved in Southeast Fresno crash

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The 27-year-old driver of the van claimed he was working all night at a turkey processing plant and just got off work and he fell asleep, which caused the collision. (KFSN)

A city bus was involved in a crash with a van Friday in Southeast Fresno.

Both vehicles suffered significant damage at the scene on at Chestnut and Atchison Avenues just before 11 a.m.

Investigators say the FAX bus came to a stop at the railroad crossing and was just starting to move forward when the 2009 Dodge Journey struck the bus in the left rear.

The 27-year-old driver of the van claimed he was working all night at a turkey processing plant and just got off work and he fell asleep, which caused the collision.

"The driver is unlicensed, and he will be cited for that," Lt. Joe Gomez with the Fresno Police Department said. "He says he fell asleep, I guess he works midnights and he just got off work and he fell asleep as he was driving here northbound. He was not injured at all which, you look at the van, is very surprising."

There were about six people on the bus at the time of the collision.

One passenger, a 25 year old female, complained of pain to her back and shoulder requiring her to be taken to the hospital.
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