(Clay County, MN) -- A school bus crash Thursday morning has led to multiple injuries, including students, in rural Clay County.
Sheriff Mark Empting says that around 7:30 a.m, his office along with other area authorities were dispatched to a report of an injury accident involving a school bus at the intersection of 190th Avenue North and 40th Street. Deputies were informed there were 3-4 students on the bus that were injured. The other vehicle involved was a pickup pulling an enclosed construction trailer.
On arrival, authorities found four students on the school bus that were injured and were being attended to by the school bus driver and other passing motorists. One student was transported to a Fargo Hospital by Airmed, two were transported by Sanford Ambulance and one was transported by a Norman County Ambulance, all with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the pickup was transported to a Fargo hospital with significant injuries, but non-life threatening.
The driver of the pickup was northbound on 40th Street and the school bus was eastbound. The intersection does have a yield sign for both northbound and southbound traffic to yield and it appears the driver of pickup failed to yield for the sign. The Sheriff's Office is continuing with the investigation into the crash and will be viewing video from the school bus. The school bus was out of Ada-Borup Schools and the school was notifying parents while we were on scene.
Deputies assisted by the Minnesota State Patrol, Sanford Ambulance, Airmed, Red River Regional Dispatch Center, Felton Fire and Rescue, Perley Fire and Rescue, Hendrum Fire and Rescue, Ada Fire and Rescue, Harwood Fire and Rescue, Norman County Ambulance, and passing motorists that assisted the children until they arrived on scene.