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At least one student, driver injured in school bus crash near Prescott

Posted at 1:59 PM, Dec 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-10 19:27:38-05

PRESCOTT, Ariz — Two students and a bus driver have been taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries after a school bus with seven children aboard crashed into a power pole according to a press release from Prescott Police as of 4 p.m. Tuesday evening.

"The patients were transported by ground ambulance, the adult to Yavapai Regional Medical Center West in Prescott, and the children to Yavapai Regional Medical Center East in Prescott Valley, a pediatric care center," according to the release.

Police initially posted to social media, saying that several students were injured.

Police say the bus driver reportedly veered off the road about 8 a.m.

Five other students were on the Prescott Unified School District bus at the time of the crash.

Police say the cause of the crash is under investigation but drugs and alcohol were not a factor in the accident.