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Cause of School Bus Crash Still Unknown

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NEAR GOLD HILL, Ore. — A Southern Oregon school bus ends up on its side outside of Gold Hill. The driver had to use emergency techniques to get out of the crash.

The call came in just before 3 p.m. Monday afternoon on Ramsey Road in Sams Valley. Only two people were on the bus at the time, the driver and a student. There were no serious injuries.

Jackson county sheriff’s officials responded and said the driver left the road going about 35 to 45 miles per hour. The driver reportedly then kicked out the windshield to escape with the student.

Both were transported as a precaution to a nearby hospital. Neighbors nearby say they were worried about their students and are glad there appears to be no major injuries.

“I ran and got my daughter in law and told her because the kids usually ride the first bus and I thought my great-grand kids were on that bus and luckily I guess nobody was hurt,” said Lynn Clark.

The will not be a reconstruction of the crash scene and there are no criminal charges pending.