Bus slides into ditch, 1 minor injury

March 3, 2014

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New: March 3, 10:15 a.m.

An Issaquah District School Bus slipped into a ditch the morning of March 3 at about 6:45 a.m.

There were 17 students on board, said Sergeant Tony Garza of the Sammamish Police Department. He said firefighters on the scene thought one of the students might have had a sprained wrist, but that was the only reported injury.

Students are shepherded into a new bus after the one they were riding on slipped into a ditch. Photo courtesy Sammamish Police Department

Students are shepherded into a new bus after the one they were riding on slipped into a ditch. Photo courtesy Sammamish Police Department

That student’s father picked him up, while the rest of the students were put on a different bus.

The incident occurred when the original bus was coming around a bend near the intersection of Southeast 24th Way and 200th Avenue Southeast – an area a bit west of Pine Lake.

Garza said the bus was trying to edge out of the way to let another vehicle pass* when it slipped into a drainage ditch on the side of the road.

A tow truck came and pulled the bus out of the ditch.

 

* This version corrects the type of vehicle which was passing the bus.

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