SUV driver seriously hurt after crash with Saskatoon school bus

SUV driver seriously hurt after crash with Saskatoon school bus
Students, driver injured after crash between school bus and SUV in Saskatoon
The driver of an SUV was taken to hospital after a serious crash involving a school bus in Saskatoon on Thursday morning.

Sixteen students were on the bus when it collided with an SUV at the intersection of Cumberland Avenue and Taylor Street at about 8:30 a.m. CST., according to a police news release. Some of the students suffered minor injuries.

"I came here and found out the car is sandwiched between the bus and the tree. It's unfortunate to see, but my brother is fine so that's the better part of it. We'll see how it goes," he said.

"But he was awake, he's responding, he was probably just in shock. At the end, it's all about him. If he's OK I'm fine. The car, these are minor things."

Other witnesses said the kids on the bus were shaken but largely unhurt. They had bumped heads and sore feet from the impact of the collision.

Taylor Street East was closed to traffic from Cumberland to Cairns Avenue, as was Cumberland from First Street East to Isabella Street.

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The driver of an SUV and several students were injured after a collision between the vehicle and a school bus in Saskatoon on Nov. 15, 2018.

The driver of an SUV and two students were injured after a collision between the vehicle and a school bus.

Saskatoon police believed the SUV ran a red light at the intersection of Taylor Street East and Cumberland Avenue South at roughly 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

Police said the bus struck the vehicle, pushed it through the intersection, and into a tree on Cumberland.

Firefighters said the SUV driver was trapped inside the vehicle and had to be extricated. Police believe the driver suffered serious injuries.

Police said 16 students were on the bus. Fire officials said two students suffered minor injuries and one was taken to hospital for further evaluation.

Taylor Street is currently closed between Cumberland Avenue South and Cairns Avenue, and Cumberland Avenue is closed from 1st Street to Isabella Street East while police carry out their investigation.