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Six injured, one seriously, after head-on crash between SUV and MBTA bus in Saugus

Six people were injured in a head-on crash between an SUV and an MBTA bus in Saugus Sunday afternoon, Transit Police said in a statement.

The collision occurred in a residential area near 190 Essex St. around 3:50 p.m. Sunday, when a Ford SUV struck a northbound Route 429 MBTA bus that was heading toward Lynn with four passengers aboard.

The SUV, driven by a 37-year-old woman and originally traveling in the lane opposite the bus, may have struck a parked vehicle, “causing the Ford to veer into the MBTA’s bus lane of travel striking it head on,” police said in the statement.

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Following the crash, the bus driver and all four passengers were taken to local hospitals with minor injuries. The driver of the SUV was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.

The accident remains under investigation by Transit Police detectives.

Ben Thompson may be reached at ben.thompson@globe.com.