Police ticketed a 25-year-old man from Hickory after the pickup truck he was driving slid into a Go Raleigh bus at a downtown Raleigh intersection during the rush hour Monday afternoon.
Eight people were on the bus along with the driver, police said, but all were listed as having no or only possible injuries. Wyrick was not seriously hurt, they said.
The crash happened at Dawson and West Edenton streets about 5:15 p.m., police said.
Police said in a report of the accident that Michael Nelson Wyrick Jr. of Third Avenue Drive in Hickory was headed south on Dawson Street in the 1999 Ford truck and could not stop in time after the light at the intersection turned yellow for Dawson Street traffic.
He was cited for failure to reduce speed, causing a collision, and for not having a driver’s license with him. The truck is owned by a Raleigh man, the report said.
Police estimated the pickup was going about 35 mph before he hit his brakes and about 20 mph when it hit the side of the westbound bus.
The bus moved left as the crash happened and struck a 2013 Hyundai that was passing it, but that driver was unhurt, police said.