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May 13, 2014 at 1:32 PM

520 bridge reopens after bus, cars collide, injuring 11

A screengrab from KIRO-TV's Chopper 7 shows the accident on the Highway 520 bridge.

A screengrab from KIRO-TV’s Chopper 7 shows the accident on the Highway 520 bridge.

This photo shows the traffic backup on the eastbound lanes of SR 520 as the result of the accident on the bridge. (Photo by Cathy McLain / The Seattle Times)

This photo shows the traffic backup on the eastbound lanes of SR 520 as the result of the accident on the bridge. (Photo by Cathy McLain / The Seattle Times)

A charter bus and three cars collided in the eastbound lanes of the Highway 520 bridge near Portage Bay early this afternoon, injuring 11 people, according to the state Department of Transportation.

The bridge was closed for nearly two hours, but reopened about 2:25 p.m.

Among those injured in the accident, which occurred about 1 p.m., were nine people on the bus, according to the Seattle Fire Department. None of those injured appears to  have life-threatening injuries, according to the fire department.

The accident shut down all eastbound traffic. Westbound traffic stayed open, but moved slowly.

 

Rescue workers help people off the bus that collided with three cars on the 20 bridge Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times.)

Rescue workers help people off the bus that collided with three cars on the 520 bridge Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times.)

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