No kids hurt in South Whidbey School bus crash

No kids were hurt when a South Whidbey School District bus collided with a truck on I-5 in Marysville this afternoon.

Superintendent Jo Moccia confirmed that the bus, loaded with 34 people apart of the South Whidbey Middle School volleyball team, hit the vehicle in front of it in “stop and go” traffic while en route to a match at Lakewood Middle School.

“The most important thing is that no one was hurt,” Moccia said. “Everybody is fine.”

Moccia added that the crash happened within the boundaries of the Marysville School District, which is taking jurisdiction over the crash. The district sent its transportation supervisor and mechanic to inspect damage to the bus, while the kids were transferred to another vehicle to reach their destination.

Moccia said the driver is being evaluated by medical staff for safety precautions; it’s common practice with accidents.

Moccia also said that details are still being confirmed, but that her sense is that the collision was minor and involved the bus hitting the rear end of the truck in front of it at a slow rate of speed.

According to the Everett Herald, the crash occurred at 2:15 p.m. near the northbound exit to 88th Street NE. The driver of the Ford Ranger apparently suffered minor injuries.

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