Police say the driver of a Charlotte Area Transportation System bus had looked away from the road for a moment shortly before the bus hit the back of another vehicle Tuesday in Charlotte’s uptown, injuring 22 people.
No charges have been filed, according to a CMPD report.
None of the injuries was serious, according to a spokeswoman for Medic.
The crash was reported about 4 p.m. at Fourth and Caldwell streets.
According to the police report, the driver of the bus, which was running the No. 1 route to Mount Holly, told investigators he was changing the route sign on the bus and had looked away from the road. When he looked back, he noticed that a pick-up truck was stopped at the intersection.
The CATS bus hit the rear of the truck, which was driven by a 50-year-old man from Indian Trail.
According to the report, the driver of the truck was not hurt, but a passenger was treated at a Charlotte hospital. The other 21 victims were aboard the bus, including the driver, a 62-year-old man from Cornelius.
Kristin Young, a spokeswoman for Medic, said 10 of those injured were taken to Novant Health in Charlotte; nine to Carolinas Medical Center; and three to CMC-University.
It was not clear Wednesday if any of those hurt were kept in a hospital overnight.
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