Two Molalla River Middle School students sustained minor injuries
when their school bus collided with a semi-truck Tuesday afternoon.
The crash happened around 3:19 p.m. at the intersection of South Gibson Road and Kropf Road, near Molalla. It knocked the school bus on its side and caused the semi-truck to jacknife.
The school bus driver was cited for failure to obey a traffic control sign.
to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, the driver stopped at a stop
sign, thought the road was clear and began driving across Kropf Road.
Investigators say he did not see a semi-truck driving down the road
until it was too late.
The road was wet and there was a light rain falling at the time, said investigators.
students suffered bumps and bruises and were taken to the hospital to
be checked out. They were released Tuesday evening, according to
district superintendent Tony Mann.
"We are so very grateful that the two girls and the driver are going to be alright," Mann wrote in an email to Fox 12.
He said the district and its transportation provider, First Student, will be conducting an investigation into the crash.
The driver's name and age were not released.
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