On 11/14/2014 at approximately 5:35 a.m., the Redding Police Department responded to a traffic collision at the intersection of Shasta Street and Market Street between a silver 2007 Honda CRV driven by 39 year old Anjaneya Valmiki of Bellevue, WA, and a Greyhound bus driven by 29 year old Ronald Bradford Jr. of Grand Terrace, CA. There were approximately 45 people, including the driver, on the bus at the time of the collision. 10 passengers on the bus, including two young children, were transported to local hospitals with minor injuries and complaints of pain. None of the passengers sustained life threatening injuries. Neither driver was injured and both were wearing seatbelts.
The investigation revealed the Greyhound bus was westbound on Shasta Street when it was struck by the CRV, which was southbound on Market Street. Based on statements from passengers and a witness it appears Valmiki ran the red light. An off-duty police officer witnessed the collision. The bus is equipped with a video camera and the intersection is equipped with red light cameras. At the time of this press release the videos from the cameras has not been reviewed. Alcohol is not a factor in this collision.
Shasta Street between Market and California Street was closed for approximately 1 hour to conduct the collision investigation.
The uninjured Greyhound passengers were transported to the bus depot by RABA buses.
This collision is still under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Redding Police Department.
– Press Release