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Flagstaff School Bus Hit by SUV

Coconino County Patrol MapSedona AZ (June 17, 2013)Coconino County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a two vehicle collision involving a Flagstaff Unified School District school bus and a suburban utility vehicle today at about 12:30 PM. The collision occurred on Leupp Road in the area of Copley Drive, Flagstaff.

Deputies have determined that the SUV was traveling southbound on Leupp Road and for an unknown reason crossed the center line of the roadway and struck the driver side of a FUSD school bus that was traveling northbound.

The impact caused the rear axle of the school bus to break free from its mounts. The rear axle of the bus struck the front drivers side wheel and axle of the SUV causing it to separate from the frame.

Summit Fire Department and Guardian ambulance personnel transported the driver of the SUV for minor injuries.

At the time of the collision, there were three children on the school bus being transported to Leupp homes. All three elementary school students denied injury, however, two were transported to Flagstaff Medical Center as a precautionary measure where they were treated and released. The third child was released to a family member who arrived on the scene.

The driver of the school bus was not injured in the collision.

Deputies are continuing this investigation. No citations have been issued at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation or any other crime, please call the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office at 928-774-4523.

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