SUV hits MAX bus, driver runs away

828 Goldwire Street... SUV hits bus.
828 Goldwire Street... SUV hits bus.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – A Max bus is out of service today after being hit by an SUV while on its route through Birmingham. An SUV collided with the bus in front of a home on the 800 block of Goldwire Street.

The homeowner tells WIAT that he heard the crash around 5:45am. He ran outside and saw the driver of the SUV injured. The homeowner called 9-1-1 as passengers were on the bus.

Before police arrived the driver ran away from the scene on foot.

WIAT Reporter Parrish Alleman says the airbags did deploy inside the SUV and that blood was visible inside. Birmingham Police are continuing to look for the driver. Officers on the scene tell us that the vehicle was not reported as stolen.

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