Students Injured in Grand Rapids School Bus/Car Accident

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Six elementary students were injured following a crash involving a car and school bus at the intersection of Division Av and Griggs St.

The accident occurred at approximately 8:06 am. on Wednesday April 25th, 2017.

A preliminary investigation indicates the school bus was traveling southbound on Division when the bus driver attempted to make a left turn onto Griggs St. Prior to the bus clearing the intersection, a vehicle traveling north on Division crashed into the rear of the bus.

There were a total of 55 students on board. Injuries ranged from a bloody nose to a dislodged tooth. Four students complained of various pains. Six students, ages 6 to 11 years of age, were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The 63 year old bus driver was not injured but was cited for Failing to Yield on a Left Turn. The 19 year old driver of the other vehicle was not injured.

The accident remains under investigation by the Grand Rapids Police Department’s Traffic Unit. Anyone with information regarding this crash who has not yet spoken with investigators can call the Grand Rapids Police at 456-3771or Silent Observer at 774-2345. Silent Observer can also be contacted confidentially at www.silentobserver.org.

 

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