ST. GEORGE — A woman was taken to the hospital with head injuries Wednesday morning after the school bus she was riding in crashed into a light pole at Snow Canyon Middle School in St. George.
At 8:01 a.m., a bus driver was traveling with three students and one teacher’s aide toward the back of Snow Canyon Middle School, located at 1215 Lava Flow Drive in St. George, when he crashed the bus into a light pole, St. George Police Officer Tyrell Bangerter said.
The teacher’s aide, a woman, was standing up in the bus assisting the driver as he maneuvered through the parking lot and was thrown forward when the bus crashed, Bangerter said.
The teacher’s aide was transported by Gold Cross Ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical Center with head injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, Bangerter said. The students riding on the bus were sitting down and buckled in at the time of the crash and were not injured.
The bus sustained damage to the front bumper and windshield, and the light pole was bent and partially uprooted from the parking lot.
The bus driver was cited for a negligent collision, Bangerter said.
The St. George Police Department, St. George Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance attended to the accident scene.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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