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Seven injured as PSTA bus, SUV collide in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSURG — A Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority bus struck and knocked over an SUV beneath Interstate 275 at 22nd Avenue N, according to St. Petersburg Fire Rescue.

The crash happened at 1:54 p.m. underneath the northbound ramp onto I-275, said St. Petersburg Fire Rescue Lt. Joel Granata.

The bus struck the passenger side of a Suzuki Gran Vitara, according to Granata, rolling the SUV over onto its side.

Firefighters had to cut the roof off of the Suzuki to remove the injured driver, Granata said. There were six injuries reported on the bus. All seven patients were transported to local hospitals, Granata said, but none of them were seriously injured.

Eastbound traffic on 22nd Avenue was briefly diverted onto the interstate while emergency crews attended to the injured and cleaned up the accident scene.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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