Update: School Bus and Car Collide in West Pulaski County, 3 Hurt

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Update (4:55 p.m.):
LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office has released an accident report on a morning collision between a Pulaski County Special School District bus and a 2014 Nissan Altima.

Both drivers were injured in the crash, along with two chidren in the car. Two other children on the bus were not hurt.

It happened shortly before 7 a.m. Wednesday in front of 14700 Cooper Orbit Road.

The bus driver told deputies the eastbound driver of the car had crossed the center line as they came over a hill toward the westbound bus and swerved back into their lane but swerved a second time back into the path of the bus before the vehicles collided.
The accident report stated the driver of the car was too injured to give a statement at the scene and was taken into surgery upon arrival at the hospital. A child in the car suffered a critical head injury but the other child was not hurt. The bus driver was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries. There’s no further information on the conditions of those injured.

The driver of the Nissan has been cited for careless driving left of center, no seat belt and no child safety restraint. The accident report states that the Nissan driver told deputies they and the children had their seatbelts on but investigators found proof that was not the case.

Damage to the bus was estimated at $12,000 and damage to the Nissan was estimated at $15,000.

Original story (7:30 a.m.):
LITTLE ROCK, AR – Two children on board a school bus are reported to be okay after their bus collided with a car this morning.

It happened shortly before 7 a.m. in the 14700 block of Cooper Orbit Road.

Officials with the Crystal Fire Department say the children were examined by paramedics at the scene and found to be fine. There’s no word from the scene yet about the conditions of the drivers or any passengers in the car.

The accident scene shutdown traffic through the area until 8:40 a.m. Wednesday.

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