Students hurt in school bus crash in Eastern WA

Students hurt in school bus crash in Eastern WA

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Students hurt in school bus crash in Eastern WA

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by NWCN/KREM.COM

NWCN.com

Posted on March 5, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 5 at 9:30 PM

SPRINGDALE, Wash. -- A school bus crash sent eight students on board to the hospital Wednesday morning.

According to the Stevens County Sheriff's Office, the accident was likely caused by icy roads. The bus slid off the road and flipped on its side. Children on board climbed out hatches and were huddled outside when emergency responders arrived, fire officials said.

School district officials said 27 students were on board at the time.

The eight students transported to the hospital with bumps and bruises were sent as a precaution.  The bus driver was not seriously hurt.

No charges were expected.

The Mary Walker School District identified the bus involved in the crash as number “6,” which is used along the Cemetery Road.  The crash was reported near the intersection of Cemetery Rd and Highway 231. No word yet on what caused the crash.

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