Students Injured In Poudre School Bus Crash, Car Driver Seriously Hurt

By: CBS4
By: CBS4

Larimer County, CO (CBS4) - Three students were hurt in a school bus crash with another car in Larimer County on Friday morning. The driver of the car suffered serious injuries.

The crash happened near the intersection of Larimer County Roads 82 and 15, about a half mile east of Larimer County Road 15 about 6:45 a.m. just north of Fort Collins.

The bus stopped to pick up a seventh grader who attends Wellington Middle School but she was sick this morning. That’s when she heard a “boom” that she described as sounding like a shotgun.

Copter4 flew over the scene where a white Toyota sedan had crashed into the bus and appeared to be smashed completely under the rear end of the Poudre School District bus. The driver’s side door of the car under the bus was open.
The middle school student and her mother rush outside and throw a blanket over the female driver.

The female driver of that car was airlifted to Medical Center of the Rockies with serious injuries.

Three students were hurt in the crash. A total of nine people were on board the bus during the crash, including the driver. The bus driver was not hurt.

The extent of the injuries among the students is not known.
The bus was traveling to Wellington Middle School and Eyestone Elementary in Wellington. It was previously reported that the students were traveling to Rice Elementary.

What caused that crash is being investigated. Witnesses said they believe sun glare could have been a factor in the crash.


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