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28 people injured after school bus crashes in Salt Lake

  • SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER / 2012

    Twenty-eight people were injured today after an elementary bus crashed in Salt Lake.

Twenty-eight people were injured today after an elementary school bus apparently struck two other vehicles in Salt Lake, an Emergency Medical Services report said.

The bus was carrying 59 passengers when it crashed at about 2:30 p.m. near Lawehana Street and Bougainville Drive.

Derek Inoshita, a state Department of Education spokesman, said the bus was from Pearl Harbor Elementary.

Paramedics treated 28 patients and took them to a hospital, the EMS report said. Twenty-six of the patients were shuttled to the hospital in stable condition on the bus with paramedics also onboard. The injured children included two 9-year-old boys.

A 16-year-old boy and a 41-year-old man riding in separate vehicles were also hurt and taken to a hospital in serious condition.

Thirty-one people refused treatment.

The driver of the bus was not hurt.

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