Nine injured in crash between bus and SUV on Paint Rock Road

Nine people were sent to local hospitals Friday after an SUV collided with a transit bus in the 800 block of Paint Rock Road.

According to a press release from the San Angelo Police Department, the collision occurred just before 1 p.m. Friday between a black 2015 Toyota Highlander and a Concho Valley Transit District bus transporting six passengers.

A 46-year-old San Angelo woman who was driving the SUV and her five-year-old granddaughter each sustained non-incapacitating injuries. The 55-year-old male bus driver and his passengers each sustained non-incapacitating injuries. The passengers ranged in age from 39 to 63.

A traffic investigation showed the SUV was traveling east on Paint Rock Road when the driver drifted left into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on into the bus. The driver of the SUV told police that she reached down to grab a toy for her grandchild just before the collision.

The woman was issued a citation for driving left of center.