Harrowing moment drowsy bus driver plows into eight cars

Harrowing video captured the moment when a drowsy bus driver collided with eight vehicles. (WXYZ / YouTube)

A 65-year-old bus driver who collided with eight cars in West Bloomfield Township, Mich. will be charged, ABC News reports.

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Police said in October the driver of the SMART bus in West Bloomfield Township crashed into a Ford Explorer before colliding with seven other vehicles. The driver told police that he had fallen asleep and had tried to brake and swerve before the accident occurred. One passenger was onboard the bus at the time, police told ABC News.

"This accident, the crash scene was actually a half-a-mile long," West Bloomfield police Det. Lt. Curt Lawson told WXYZ-TV. "It was one of the biggest accidents that we have ever investigated in West Bloomfield history. It took four months to complete this investigation ... We've very fortunate no one was killed during this incident."

A man and a woman, both 79, who were in the Ford Explorer when it was hit were both seriously injured, according to ABC News. Several other passengers suffered minor injuries.

You can see the footage from the crash, published to WXYZ's YouTube channel on Wednesday, in the video above.

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