Semi truck hits Scottsbluff schoolbus

Scottsbluff, Neb. - Law enforcement officials are looking for a semi-truck involved in a hit and run accident involving a school bus Friday morning.

According to Scottsbluff Police Sergeant Phillip Eckerberg, no students were on board and the 63-year-old bus driver was not injured in the accident that happened at 6:25 a.m. at the intersection of E. 27th Street and Highway 26.

Eckerberg says the bus was eastbound on 27th street and stopped at the intersection, and the driver said after the light turned green and the bus proceeded, the semi that was traveling southeast on the highway struck the bus and continued without stopping. Witnesses confirmed the driver's account of the accident.

Eckerberg says authorities are seeking a dark blue or black semi with a box trailer, possibly with yellow paint in the area of the right front corner. Eckerberg says it's possible the semi had a cattle guard on the front end, as it appeared all of the debris from the accident came only from the bus.

Anyone who sees a semi matching the description and with damage is asked to call Scottsbluff Police at 308-630--6261 or their local law enforcement agency.