Two Four people have reportedly been killed and at least nine 12 critically injured in a collision between a bus and a Ride the Ducks vehicle on the Aurora Avenue bridge.

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The fire department is evaluating about 50 people.


Busses are being rerouted and the bridge is closed in both directions.



Here's what witnesses told the Seattle Times:

A witness reported that the amphibious vehicle collided with the bus, ripping out the side of the bus. Two SUVs swerved to avoid the crash and were also involved, she said.

“It’s really bad,” said the woman.

Jesse Christenson, 32, of Portland, also witnessed the crash.

“The Duck boat was 100 yards in front of me, the first car in front of me. What I saw was the Duck Boat had its blinker on, trying to get in the left lane. Then all of a sudden the Duck boat turned sharper into the left. I initially thought it was a blow out. The duck boat then hit another car with a roof rack then went head on into the into oncoming tour bus,” he said.

Christenson called 911.

“The scene was pretty gruesome …. There were people in shock. There were enough people helping, I just kept calling 911 but they weren’t answering,” he said.

UPDATE: After a briefing, media are now reporting that four people have been killed and 12 are critically injured:



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