APPLEGATE, Ore. — The wet weather may have played a role in a school bus crash sending two children to the hospital.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says the driver of a Nissan Maxima was speeding as he took a curve on North Applegate Road. Deputies say, that’s when he lost control slamming into a First Student school bus.
Eight children were on the school bus headed to Applegate Elementary. Two were loaded onto stretchers and taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The Sheriff’s Office says high speeds on a wet road are to blame.
“At this point, it appears the car was going too fast for the conditions, slid out of control, collided head first with this school bus,” Lt. Marty Clark with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office
The driver of the Nissan is also at the hospital, with injuries. No word on his condition. The Sheriff’s Office says he may be cited with “careless driving”.