Boise police cite Emmett woman in car vs. school bus crash on 13th and Front
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Boise Police crash investigators have cited an Emmett woman after she apparently tried to turn left running into a school bus instead.
Police asked for paramedics to go to 13th and Front streets after a car collided with a school bus full of kids in Downtown Boise Friday afternoon.
26 children were on the bus. Seven were taken to nearby hospitals, six by ambulance and one taken by a parent.
All of the children complained of pain, bumps and bruises, but fortunately none of the children's injuries appeared serious.
The driver of the car was not hurt.
Boise Police were called at 11:39 a.m. to a crash involving a Toyota Camry and a Vallivue District School Bus. Officers arrived and quickly checked for injuries.
A Boise Police crash reconstruction expert was called to the scene. That officer found evidence the Camry and the school bus were both headed west on Front Street. The school bus was to the left of the Camry about to head outbound on the I-184 Connector when the driver of the Camry suddenly turned left in an effort to turn south onto 13st Street. Instead, she ran into the rear half of the school bus.
The bus was full of 7th graders from Sage Valley Middle School in Nampa who were reportedly leaving Boise after a visit to the Discovery Center.