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Published: 11/2/2012

Clay students hurt in crash of school bus, other vehicle

BLADE STAFF

Oregon police are continuing to investigate an early morning school bus crash that sent 10 people to the hospital Thursday.

Nine Clay High School students and the driver of a second vehicle involved were treated at Mercy St. Charles Hospital, officials said.

The crash, reported at 7:39 a.m., occurred when a westbound vehicle on Seaman Road went into the left lane and struck a school bus carrying 28 students head on, Chief Mike Navarre said.

“The bus driver did a nice job of trying to avoid the accident,” Chief Navarre said, adding that the school bus driver tried to shift into the right lane to avoid the collision.

A second crash involving a school bus and another vehicle was reported at 7:57 a.m. at Starr Avenue and Wynn Road, the dispatcher said.

The school bus in that crash was empty; no injuries were reported.



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