Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
(Cimaron Neugebauer | The Salt Lake Tribune) A driver suffered minor injures Friday after her SUV struck a Utah Transit Authority bus head-on in Salt Lake City. The accident happened about 8:30 a.m. near 1100 E. Michigan Ave. (990 South).
1 injured in collision with UTA bus in Salt Lake City
First Published Mar 09 2012 09:53 am • Last Updated Mar 09 2012 03:58 pm

A driver suffered minor injuries Friday after hitting a Utah Transit Authority bus head-on in Salt Lake City.

The accident happened about 8:30 a.m. near 1100 E. Michigan Ave. (990 South).

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

UTA spokesman Gerry Carpenter said a 66-year-old woman was driving a Lexus SUV north on 1100 East. Witnesses following the woman noticed the SUV drifting out of its lane for several blocks and called 911, Carpenter said.

The driver of the southbound bus noticed the car and slowed to nearly a complete stop, while honking and waving at the woman.

The woman kept driving and hit the bus head-on, totaling the SUV and damaging the front of the bus and windshield, Carpenter said.

"We don’t know why she drifted out of her lane," Carpenter said.

Salt Lake City police spokesman Dennis McGowan said that after the accident, the woman seemed alert and did not appear under the influence of alcohol or drugs. She did not mention any medical conditions or that she was distracted at the time of the crash, McGowan said.

The investigation is ongoing, but police said the woman — who was taken to the hospital with minor injuries — will be cited for driving left of center.

The bus driver and three bus passengers were uninjured, Carpenter said.

Per policy, the driver of the bus was placed on administrative leave and will undergo drug and alcohol testing.

story continues below
story continues below

Carpenter said it appears the SUV was traveling at, or less than, the posted 30 mph speed limit.


Twitter: @cimcity

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.