QUINCY — Four Quincy students, a school bus driver and the driver of another vehicle were all treated and released at the Quincy Valley Medical Center Tuesday after the bus collided with a vehicle at about 3:45 p.m. Two others were checked out out at a local clinic, officials said.
The crash was about a mile west of Quincy and is still under investigation, Grant County Sheriff’s spokesman Kyle Foreman said this morning. The bus was traveling west on Road 11 NW when it collided with the vehicle near the intersection with Road S NW.
The sheriff’s field operations chief deputy Ken Jones said the investigation has determined that the driver of the vehicle — Jerry D. Rains, 47, of Ephrata — pulled out in front of the bus, and the bus driver could not stop in time. Rains was at fault, and is being cited for making an improper U-turn, he said.
Quincy School Superintendent Burton Dickerson said the district contacted parents of the students who were on the bus soon after the crash, and sent another bus to to the scene to retrieve students who were not injured. All 30 students were taken to Quincy Valley Medical Center to meet parents. Medical personnel were available to check all students, Dickerson said.
Last year, three Quincy children were seriously injured and several others suffered minor injuries when a Quincy School bus rolled over south of Quincy.
That accident occurred on the morning of March 12, with 39 students on the bus.
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