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UPDATE: Two students taken to hospital after bus crash

Posted at 8:21 AM, Jun 05, 2024

GREEN BAY (NBC26) — UPDATE: Two children are being checked at the hospital, and traffic has reopened at Crooks and Webster after a school bus crash around 7:30 AM Wednesday.

Green Bay police responded quickly and worked to clear the scene.

Witnesses say the driver of a work van ran a red light and collided with the bus.

At least seven students were riding the bus, and two of them were taken to the hospital to be treated.

Police say their injuries did not appear to be severe.

Green Bay School District spokesperson Lori Blakeslee says the bus was from a private school and not a bus with students from the Green Bay School District.

Sergeant Michael Luberda says the driver of the van will likely be cited for running a stop sign.

"We always just try to urge people to slow down especially in school zones and when school is in session for another week or so for the schools in town. So, we urge people to be cautious and all summer, because now our kids are going to be outside. They're going to be running out in the roads and things like that. They're children. So, drivers need to be aware, especially in downtown Green Bay," Sergeant Luberda said.

Traffic was closed for a little more than an hour Wednesday, but it has since reopened.
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A crash involving a private school bus is under investigation on Green Bay's east side.

Two students were sent to a local hospital to be treated for "reportedly minor injuries," according to the Green Bay Police Department.

The crash involved a school bus and work van, police said. Witnesses reported the van ran a red light and hit the bus, according to police. There were around seven children on board at the time.

Work van damage from bus crash
The driver of this work van allegedly ran a red light and struck the bus, police say.

Police say the driver of the work van is being cited, and that a traffic light at the scene is being repaired.

The crash happened this morning near S. Webster Ave. and Crooks St., around 7:30 a.m.

Traffic has since reopened, and crews are working to clear the liquid from the vehicles that collided.

Green Bay Area Public Schools tell NBC 26 that the crash didn't involve one of their buses.

We have a crew on the scene and will bring you more information as soon as we get it.

School bus towed away
The school bus involved in Wednesday's crash is towed away.