Car hits middle school bus, then oncoming car

4 students suffered minor injuries

Two people in a car were seriously injured when they hit this school bus near Yacolt, then an oncoming car, Oct. 28, 2014 (Clark County Sheriff's Office)
Two people in a car were seriously injured when they hit this school bus near Yacolt, then an oncoming car, Oct. 28, 2014 (Clark County Sheriff's Office)

YACOLT, Wash. (KOIN 6) — Three people suffered “significant injures” after two vehicles were involved in a crash with a school bus that was carrying 35 middle school students in Clark County on Tuesday, according to Clark County Sgt. Fred Neiman.

Around 12:45 p.m., the Amboy Middle School bus was southbound on NE Amboy Road when a northbound car crossed over the center line and sideswiped the bus. The car then bounced off the bus and collided head on with another vehicle that had been following the bus, Neiman said.

North Country EMS responded along with sheriff’s deputies. Both adult drivers in the passenger vehicles and a front seat passenger in the northbound vehicle sustained injuries and were transported to area hospitals. Neiman only described their injuries as “significant.”

Four middle school age children riding on the school bus sustained only minor injuries and were transported to local hospitals. Police said their parents were notified.

The driver of the school bus was not injured. Students were transferred to a second bus, parents were notified to re-unite with students at Yacolt Primary School, authorities said.

The Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit is investigating the collision.

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