Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, January 18, 2013

Officers Cite Woman after Crash with School Bus

Boise, Jan, 18, 2013 - Boise Police crash investigators have cited an Emmett woman after she apparently tried to turn left turning into a school bus instead.

  • 26 children on the bus
  • Seven children were taken to nearby hospitals, six by ambulance and one taken by a parent.
  • All of the children complained of pain, bumps and bruises.
  • Fortunately none of the children's injuries appeared serious.
  • The driver of the car was not hurt.

What Happened: Boise Police were called at 11:39 a.m. to a crash involving a Toyota Camry and a Vallivue District School Bus. Officers arrived and quickly checked for injuries. Several of the children, mostly those who were seated in the back of the bus were complaining of pain or bumps but none appeared to have obvious injuries. 

A Boise Police crash reconstruction expert was called to the scene. That officer found evidence the Camry and the school bus were both headed west on Front Street. The school bus was to the left of the Camry about to head outbound on the I-184 Connector when the driver of the Camry suddenly turned left in an effort to turn south onto 13st Street. Instead, she ran into the rear half of the school bus.

The bus was full of 7th graders from Sage Valley Middle School in Nampa who were reportedly leaving Boise after a visit to the Discovery Center.

Officers cited the Camry driver, a 72 year old woman from Emmett for Making an Improper Left Turn.