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Several kids hurt in school bus crash north of Bemidji


BEMIDJI, Minn. (Valley News Live) UPDATE: Around 8 Wednesday Morning, the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to a crash on Irvine Avenue at South Movil Lake Road in Northern Township north of Bemidji involving a passenger car and a Bemidji school bus.

First responders and officers found the bus on its side in the West ditch south of the intersection. Several students were still inside the bus and many were suffering from minor injuries, some from more serious injuries.

Rescue crews were able to get the students out of the bus and those who did not appear to be injured were taken to a second school bus. Five students who were obviously injured were taken by ambulance to the Emergency Department at Sanford and one was taken by air ambulance. The driver of the vehicle that hit the bus is in serious condition.

Investigators say the bus was driving southbound on Irvine Avenue and the driver of the car was traveling eastbound on South Movil Lake Road. The driver of the car drove through the stop sign, hitting the bus on the right side which then caused it to lose control. One child was pinned inside the bus and had to be extricated by Bemidji Fire Rescue.

ORIGINAL: Emergency crews in the Bemidji area are responding to a school bus crash that left several kids hurt.

Officials tell Valley News Live the crash happened Wednesday morning at the intersection of Grange Road and Irvine Avenue. A passenger car struck the rear of the bus causing it to land in the ditch on its side.

The Bemidji School District says several students were taken to the hospital by ambulance and at least one student was airlifted.

Sanford Bemidji Medical Center has set up a hotline for parents to call for information. The number is (218) 333-6040.

We have a crew headed to the area. Stay with Valley News Live for updates on this breaking story.


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