MOXEE, Wash. — There were no children on an East Valley school bus when it collided with another vehicle, injuring its driver at a Moxee intersection on Thursday evening.
According to Lt. Mark Lewis of the Moxee Police Department, officers were informed of the collision around 4:00 p.m. PST on October 13, 2022. Initial calls suggested that a bus and car collided at E Charron Rd & N Iler St.
The first arriving officer immediately noticed the accident and rushed over to help those involved. It was clear that the person driving the car that was struck by this school bus had serious injuries. They were treated at the scene until medics arrived to transport this person away by ambulance for more extensive care.
This bus driver, an employee of the East Valley School District, confirmed that there weren’t any children on the bus at the time of the collision. They also appeared to be unharmed in the crash, escaping without any serious injuries.
An investigation is underway, but preliminary returns suggest the injured driver was responsible. According to Moxee Police officials, witnesses claimed to have seen the driver riding past a stop sign while the bus had the right of way. The bus driver allegedly tried to stop before colliding but didn’t have enough time to stop the vehicle.
In addition to the Moxee Police Department, this accident is being investigated by troopers from the Washington State Patrol.
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