Bus catches fire after crashing into avenue pole in BH
A bus caught fire after hitting a pole, on Avenida Senador Levindo Coelho, in the Mangueiras neighborhood, Barreiro Region, in Belo Horizonte (see video above). The accident happened early this Saturday morning (3). No one is hurt.
According to information from the Military Police (PM), the driver said he was taking the bus, from line 35 (Barreiro/Center Station), to the garage when a motorcyclist made a maneuver in front of the vehicle. When he tried to dodge, he ended up hitting the post.
As a result of the collision, an electrical transformer fell onto the bus, starting the flames. The collective was completely destroyed.
According to the Minas Gerais Energy Company (Cemig), approximately one thousand addresses were left without power because of the accident.
Company teams are working to reconnect affected customers and replace the damaged pole. The work is expected to be completed this Saturday afternoon.
In a note, the Civil Police stated that they requested the presence of forensic experts at the scene and will investigate the case.
SetraBH, which represents bus companies, regretted the accident and said that the causes will be investigated.