CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — A utility truck crashed into a school bus carrying children to school west of Central Point on Wednesday, earning a response from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO).
The crash happened at the intersection of Poplar Drive and Oakridge Avenue in a neighborhood near Ross Lane and Old Stage Road.
Deputies at the scene reported that there were 11 children on the bus at the time of the crash, but there were no injuries that required hospitalization.
JCSO said that the driver of the truck was traveling down Oakridge Avenue when he failed to yield for the school bus heading down Poplar. The intersection does not have any lights or signs, but JCSO said that the bus driver had the right-of-way.
The driver of the truck, who was not identified, was ticketed for the crash.
A second school bus came to pick up the kids and deliver them to school. A few children were picked up by parents.
JCSO later clarified that the bus was headed to South Medford High School, but there may have been several middle school children on board as well.
This is a developing story, and NewsWatch 12 will update the article if further details emerge.