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School bus hits teen girl near intersection of SE McLoughlin and SE Glen Echo

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Deputies with the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office responded to an accident Monday afternoon where a pedestrian was struck by a Gladstone School District bus.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard and Southeast Glen Echo Boulevard just after 3:30 p.m.

Oregon State Police, the Gladstone Fire Department and the Gladstone police department are also on the scene.

According to the Oregon State Police, the children, students at Kraxberger Middle School, were taken off of the bus at a nearby car dealership and all are fine.

Officers said the bus was making a left hand turn onto SE McLoughlin when the pedestrian, a 15-year-old girl, was hit. The teen was in the crosswalk at the time of the accident.

A spokesperson with the Gladstone Fire Department said the pedestrian was conscious when transported to a nearby medical facility with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

The Sheriff’s office is advising drivers to watch out for emergency crews & lane closures in the area as crews are responding to the scene.

All lanes of southbound traffic on SE McLoughlin were shut down so officers could investigate the scene.

Monday evening, a representative from the school district released a statement on the accident.

This afternoon around 3:40 p.m., a First Student school bus taking students home from Kraxberger Middle School hit a pedestrian at the intersection of Highway 99 and Glen Echo. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital for treatment.

No injuries to any students riding the bus were reported. Students were taken off the bus by Oregon State Police officers and escorted to a nearby business. An alternate bus was provided for the remainder of the route. A counselor and a school administrator accompanied the students the rest of the route.  The vice principal plans to ride the bus with students tomorrow morning.

School counselors will be provided at Kraxberger tomorrow to provide to support to any students impacted by this incident. Oregon State Police are investigating the accident.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the accident victim.

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