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Bus/Car Accident this Morning; All Students are OK

This morning at about 7 a.m. there was a collision involving a school bus with middle school students, and a car. According to the police, there were no injuries to students on the bus. However, one student and the bus driver were taken to the hospital as a precaution. That student’s parents were notified immediately and they joined her.  (Thankfully, we just received an update that the student has been checked out and released from the hospital without injury.)
 
The accident took place on Mount Si Road. The bus involved was Route 5 which had picked up 14 Twin Falls Middle School students. Upon arrival at the school, the students called their homes to notify their parents of their safety.
 
The King County Sheriff’s office responded to the incident and confirmed that the driver of the car involved is a male adult and he has been transported to the hospital for serious injuries.
 
Law enforcement is investigating. The Mount Si Road has since been reopened to local traffic.
 
This morning, another bus, Route 3, was stuck in traffic behind the accident, so those high school students were transported to Mount Si High School in another bus.
 
For the elementary students who ride Route 3 to Opstad Elementary, that  morning bus route was cancelled due to the road closure. Notifications were sent to those families regarding the change using the district’s BusBulletin notification service.
 
Since the road has been re-opened, routes to transport midday Kindergarteners and end-of-day bus routes will run on regular schedules afters schools dismiss students.
 
Thanks for your patience and support.
 
updated September 21, 10:30 a.m.