Eagle River school bus accident

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 18:47

An SUV hit the backside of an Eagle River school bus on Feb. 25.

The bus was transporting students home from school.

According to Anchorage Police Department, an SUV-type vehicle hit the bus at approximately 2:21 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25.

Twenty-seven students were on the bus at the time.

According to APD, no students were injured.

After the impact, the SUV backed up about 100 feet from the school bus.

Moments later, it caught on fire.

The driver was able to exit the vehicle before the fire engulfed the car.

No students were in danger at the time, according to APD.

The vehicle was half burned by the time it was extinguished.

"At one point it appeared to be quite engulfed," said Dani Myren, APD spokesperson. 

It's unknown at this time whether the school bus had been moving or was stopped at the time of the crash.

Another school bus arrived on the scene to transport the students home.

According to an initial inspection, the school bus occurred only minor damage.

The accident is under investigation.


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