▶️ Bend school bus with 7 kids on board in collision with car


A Bend-La Pine school bus with seven children on board was involved in a collision with a car Thursday morning in southeast Bend. The kids were not injured.

A school district spokesman says the bus was hit by a Toyota XA around 8:30 a.m. on SE 27th Street near Rickard Road. That’s in the vicinity of High Desert Middle School, but the students on board were headed to Realms Middle School.

The bus had just departed High Desert Middle School en route to Realms.

The district says a school nurse conducted health checks of the students as a precaution before they were sent off to class.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office said the driver of the car, a 76-year-old Bend man, was taken to St. Charles for treatment.

The investigation is ongoing, the sheriff’s office said.

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