KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The authorities are investigating and multiple people have been taken to the hospital after an SUV crashed into the back of a city bus on Thursday evening. 

The crash happened in the area of 39th and Prospect at around 5:10 p.m. 

Six people on the bus were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. 

The police are investigating what caused the driver of the SUV to crash into the RideKC bus and then slam into a pole.

That driver, a man, has been taken into custody. He left in an ambulance so he could be checked for injuries. 

Witnesses said he was yelling and acting “crazy” after the wreck.

Several witnesses said the driver may have been intoxicated. Police said that is still being investigated.

We asked police about several large bullet holes in the driver’s SUV. 

“We don't believe the bullet holes have anything to do with this accident,” Captain Nate Simecek said. “We believe those are old.”

After everyone was taken to the hospital, the authorities had to use a tow truck large enough to tow away the heavy bus from the intersection to get the roads back open again.

Angela Hopkins and her children were walking near the busy intersection when they saw the driver fly by.

“I'm just floored,” Hopkins said. “It shouldn't be like this. Scary just to walk down the street.”

“It's terrifying,” she said. “We were so close.

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