Students receive minor injuries when school bus and suburban collide

A school bus and suburban collided Wednesday morning in Valley Center. It happened at 77th and Ridge Road. (KSN Photo)
Breckyn Blue, a Valley Center student riding the bus, describes the accident . (KSN Photo)
Breckyn Blue, a Valley Center student riding the bus, describes the accident . (KSN Photo)

VALLEY CENTER, Kansas – A school bus and suburban collided Wednesday morning in Valley Center. It happened around 7:50 a.m. at 77th and Ridge Road.

According the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department, a suburban driven by a 16-year-old Valley Center student was heading north on Ridge when it collided with a school bus.

There were 16 students on board the bus along with the bus driver. At least three students received minor injuries that included bumps and bruises.

“It was really scary and a lot of my friends were shaking and started crying,” said Breckyn Blue, bus rider. “Everybody seemed to be okay.”

The 55-year-old bus driver also was injured. The 16-year-old driver of the suburban wasn’t injured.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department says the bus either didn’t stop or failed to yield at the intersection.

Valley Center school administration was on the scene of the accident shortly after it happened.

 

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