Car-School Bus Collision Near Northwood Injures 1311 students were shaken up but had only minor injuries after the school bus they were riding in was struck by a vehicle about one mile east of Northwood, ND, this afternoon.
By: WDAZ Staff Report, WDAZ
11 students were shaken up but had only minor injuries after the school bus they were riding in was struck by a vehicle about one mile east of Northwood, ND, this afternoon.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a Pontiac Grand Prix, driven by a 16-year-old female from Northwood, struck the bus at the intersection of 33rd St. NE and 4th Ave. NE. The collision caused the bus to flip onto its passenger side.
A passenger in the Grand Prix, an 18-year-old male from Northwood, was injured and needed to be airlifted to Sanford Health in Fargo. According to an accident report, he was not wearing a seatbelt.
The driver of the bus, a 55-year-old female, was uninjured.
The children, ranging in age from 5 to 16, were all able to be safely removed from the bus and transported to Northwood Deaconess Health Center for treatment of minor injuries. The female driver of the Grand Prix was also transported to that hospital for minor injuries.
The Highway Patrol says the crash happened around 3:45 p.m. Friday.
The Grand Prix was totaled, with heavy damage to the passenger side.
The crash happened on a gravel road intersection, but the road was in good condition at the time of the collision, according to a Highway Patrol accident report.
The crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
The 18-year-old is in critical condition as of Saturday evening.