TriMet bus, SUV crash injures six
Apr 09,2007 00:00 by Cheryl McDermott

A speeding SUV slammed into the rear of a TriMet bus in Washington County, Oregon late Sunday morning, sending six people including an infant to the hospital with minor injuries, police reported.

 
Four bus passengers including an infant, plus the driver and passenger of an SUV that slammed into the rear of the bus Sunday suffered minor injuries and were taken to the hospital.  The driver of the SUV was cited for reckless driving.  WCSO photo. 
Washington County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the accident scene at 334th Sreet and Tualatin Valley Highway in an unincorporated area west of Hillsboro shortly after 11 a.m. April 8th.

According to a news release, the bus had just completed a stop at a marked bus stop, signaled, and began to pull away traveling about 5-mph when it was hit from behind by a Dodge Durango driven by 22-year old Christopher McGuire.

Deputies said investigation indicated the Durango was speeding, and McGuire was cited for reckless driving.

Both McGuire and his passenger were transported to Tuality Hillsboro hospital with reported minor injuries.

The TriMet bus carried 30 riders, plus the driver, deputies said.  Three adults and one infant were taken by ambulance to area hospitals – one adult and one infant to Providence St. Vincent, and two adults to Tuality Forrest Grove hospital.  The news release stated all injured persons were believed to have suffered minor injuries.

Both vehicles sustained heavy damage and were towed from the scene. TriMet brought in a replacement bus so the remaining passengers could reach their intended destinations.