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Jan-25-2009 21:44printcomments

Three Vehicle Crash on Highway 26 Involves Bus Packed With 20 Kids

Police say the roadway was covered in snow and ice at the time of the crash.

Crash near Boring, Oregon 1-25-09
Crash scene photo: Oregon State Police

(BORING, Ore.) - Police say nobody was injured Sunday morning when a pair of passenger cars crashed into a bus with 20 kids aboard. It happened on westbound Highway 26 at approximately 7:30 a.m. according to Oregon State Police.

OSP spokesman Lieutenant Gregg Hastings, says the crash happened when a red passenger car near milepost 18 lost control, slid across the center grass median and crashed head-on into a blue passenger vehicle and a RAZ Transportation bus occupied by about 20 juveniles enroute to the Mt. Hood area.

Hastings says the bus driver, 44-year old Roger Peterson of southeast Portland, attempted to avoid the crash, crossed over the median and ended up in the westbound lanes.

There were no injuries requiring medical transport.

The roadway was covered in snow and ice at the time of the crash. Highway 26 eastbound lanes were closed about 45 minutes.

No other names or information is available at this time.

OSP troopers were assisted by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Sandy Police Department, Boring Fire Department, and AMR.





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