Driver, 6 students injured in school bus crash in Juab County

The driver of a school bus as well as six students were injured after a truck pulling a camp trailer struck the front of the bus near Levan in Juab County Wednesday afternoon. Photo Courtesy: UHP

JUAB COUNTY, Utah, Sept. 6, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — The driver of a school bus and six students in Juab County were injured Wednesday afternoon when a truck pulling a camp trailer struck the front of the bus.

A news release from the Utah Highway Patrol said that a GMC Yukon pulling a camp trailer was traveling north on State Route 28 at mile marker 33.5, near Levan, at approximately 3:15 p.m.

“The truck and trailer began to sway back and forth pulling the vehicle out of its travel lane,” the news release said. “A Juab School District bus was traveling south at the same location. The side of the camp trailer struck the front of the school bus causing damage to both vehicles.”

The bus driver received injuries to his head and face, and was transported by ambulance to the Central Valley Medical Center in Nephi. He was later flown to Utah Valley Hospital in Provo with serious injuries.

One of the children suffered a broken arm but specific details about the other injuries were not immediately available; they were said to be minor. One student was transported by ambulance and two by personal vehicles to Central Valley Medical Center.

No injuries were reported to the parties in the Yukon.

Another bus was brought to the scene of the crash and the remaining students were transferred to this bus and taken home as normal.

The Juab School District is in the process of communicating with the parents of the children on who were on the bus.


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