Apple Valley school bus involved in crash

No serious injuries reported

A group of Apple Valley middle school student had a bumpy start to their day this morning when their school bus was involved in a crash.

The crash occurred on 147th Street and Pilot Knob Road just a mile from Scott Highlands Middle School.

Police say the driver of a pickup truck thought the intersection was a four-way stop and continued through after stopping just as the bus was crossing as it did not have a stop sign, according to a KSTP-TV report.

The bus was carrying about 50 sixth-, seventh-and eighth-graders, said Scott Highlands Principal Dan Wilharber.

No serious injuries were reported.

A second vehicle was hit as a result of the crash. The truck was totaled, KSTP reports.

Wilharber immediately went to the scene and spoke with students and the drivers. He said some students had sore muscles, but they all appeared to be calm and in good spirits.

A second bus picked up the students and brought them to school where they were assessed by the nurse. Parents of the students involved were notified of the incident, Wilharber said.
— Jessica Harper

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