1 hospitalized after truck collides with school bus
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A tow truck removes a white pickup truck involved in a collision with a school bus on Monday. Rescuers had to cut awy the vehicle’s top in order to remove one of the occupants. That person was transported to SEARHC Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital. (KCAW photo/Ed Ronco)
One person was sent to the hospital after a pickup truck collided with a school bus on Halibut Point Road near Sandy Beach on Wednesday afternoon.
There were no reported injuries to students aboard the bus, who were middle and high school age. Wednesday was the first day of school.
The accident happened shortly after 3:30 p.m., when a white pickup truck rear-ended the school bus as it pulled to a stop to allow students to disembark.
The truck was reportedly traveling at considerable speed. Sitka Fire Chief Dave Miller said one person had to be extracted by rescuers who cut the top off the vehicle.
The passenger was transported to Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital. His or her name has not been released.
Again, no one aboard the bus was reported injured in the accident. A second school bus came to take students the rest of the way home. Raven News will provide more details on this story as they become available.
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