By Ava-joye Burnett

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Numerous people were injured after a crash involving a bus in Essex, Baltimore County Fire officials say.

The crash occurred on Eastern Boulevard at Taylor Avenue.

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One person has life-threatening injuries, and numerous others have non-life threatening injuries, officials said.

In total, fire officials said at least eight people were taken to area hospitals.

MTA officials said two of the people hospitalized were the drivers.

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Video from the scene shows a pickup truck pushed into the side of the bus.

A witness told WJZ the bus was stopped and passengers were about to get off when the crash happened. He said a man flew to the ground and people desperately tried to get off the bus as it filled with smoke.

“I was on the bus, I was getting off the bus at the bus stop right here,” passenger Bobby Earl Bryant said. “The impact was so heavy it threw a 250-pound guy out of his seat onto the deck, knocked me into one of the sides and it shook up a whole lot of people.”

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Traffic in the area was delayed but has since returned to normal.

Ava-joye Burnett