9 hurt in bus-truck collision in south Charlotte

Nine people were injured Monday morning in a collision involving a dump truck and a Charlotte Area Transit System bus in south Charlotte, authorities said.

The crash was reported shortly before 9 a.m. on Sharon Road West at Hopeton Road. That is between Park Road and South Boulevard.

Witnesses said a CATS bus running Route 43 (Ballantyne) was eastbound on Sharon Road West at the time of the collision. The front of the truck and the rear of the bus were damaged in the crash, which closed Sharon Road West for about an hour while police conducted an investigation.

A witness reported seeing the truck driver taken from the scene by Medic. Eight people aboard the bus also suffered injuries, according to authorities at the scene.

The investigation is continuing.

The Observer’s Davie Hinshaw contributed.