226. An Overturned School Bus

A school bus transporting Maxwell High School students on the corner of Seally Street and Wilten . The driver of the bus was trying to hitting a car that passed a red light, the bus overturned with 37 students inside. The suffered minor injuries to the face, and two broke their arms.

Roger Peterson, Principal of Maxwell School, said that the driver was not at . His reaction helped prevent any serious injuries. As as the bus overturned, the driver opened the using the emergency handle and started evacuating the one by one. He notified the police of students that were injured.

"We teach our drivers ensure the safety of the students first," Peterson . The driver, whose name is not being released the moment due to an investigation, along with two students are being treated at Belmont Hospital. parents were notified as soon as possible by officials.

According to John Pineda, who witnessed the , the school bus almost hit the car. "The wasn't going that fast, but the other car . If the bus had hit the car, those inside would surely have been seriously injured, or ," Pineda said. Pineda also said that the driver the school bus took precaution to turn where weren't walking. If he were to have made right, rather than a left, he would have hit people that were crossing the street.

Peterson a statement saying that the students who were the bus could miss school the next day make sure they were okay, and relax with family. According to Peterson, the police provided him a list of students that were involved in accident. Police are looking for the driver of car that passed the red light. It was white Honda Civic.



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