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Rerouted IndyGo bus damaged at same railroad trestle in less than 4 months

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — For the second time in less than four months, a rerouted IndyGo bus was damaged at the same railroad trestle south of downtown.

The crash occurred sometime before 2 p.m. Saturday at the railroad trestle on East Pleasant Run Parkway South Drive just south of East Beecher Street. That’s northwest of the I-65 interchange at East Raymond Street.

The bus had no passengers, and no one was hurt.

The bus was freed from the trestle about 3 p.m., but Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said in an email that it has no indication how long the underpass will be closed or whether it is safe to travel on or over the trestle.

An IndyGo spokesperson said the bus was on a detour due to street closings related to another traffic accident.

On the afternoon of May 30, an IndyGo bus that was rerouted because of downtown protesting and rioting also was damaged at the same railroad trestle. News 8 captured photos and video of that crash, but IndyGo never indicated whether the bus caught fire at the trestle or had hit the trestle. Local residents, though, said the bus hit the trestle.

After the May crash, an IndyGo spokesperson said the bus provider would look into its planned and real-time detours to see what happened.

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