At about 6:00 am, the Grand Junction Police Department and Grand Junction Fire Department were sent to 28 1/4 Road and Orchard Avenue on a report of a GVT bus roll over crash. An investigation showed a bronze sport utility vehicle was going South bound on 28 1/4 Road at Orchard and a GVT bus with eight people in it was West bound on Orchard Avenue. The SUV failed to stop for a red light and broadsided the GVT bus, causing it to flip onto its side.
A total of six people were transported to area hospitals for a variety of non-life threatening injuries.
The use of drugs and or alcohol on the part of the driver of the SUV is being investigated as contributing to the cause of this crash.
The intersection of 28 1/4 Road and Orchard Avenue will be closed until about 8:00 am.
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