Students escape injury after school bus crash

By: News Director Larissa Donovan

HELGA TOWNSHIP–  Nineteen students escaped serious injury after a school bus crash south of Bemidji this morning.

According to a release from the school district, the crash was at 7:05 a.m., at the Hubbard County Road 9 and 229 Avenue intersection.

The state patrol says 28-year-old Kristine Bommersbach of Bemidji was driving south in a Toyota Camry on 229th Avenue when she went through the intersection, striking the westbound bus number 85 on County Road 9.

Bommersbach was taken by ambulance to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The school bus driver, 68-year-old John Lund of Bemidji, was taken to the walk-in clinic by private party. One school bus passenger received minor injuries and was treated on scene.

Superintendent of Bemidji Area Schools Tim Lutz said that parents were notified within the hour of the incident.

The Bemidji Ambulance, Bemidji Fire Department, Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office and  Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene. 

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