Downtown Boise traffic on Front Street was backed up for almost an hour Friday while police investigated crash involving a school bus and a Toyota Camry.
Seven children were taken to nearby hospitals, six by ambulance and one by a parent. According to police, none of the injuries appeared serious.
The crash occurred about 11:39 a.m. According to police, 26 children (seventh-graders from Sage Valley Middle School in Nampa) were aboard a Vallivue School District bus traveling west on Front that was about to get on the I-184 Connector when it was hit by a car.
Police say the driver of the Camry was also traveling west on Front, on the right side of the bus, when she suddenly turned left in an effort to turn south onto 13th Street. That's when police say the Camry hit the rear half of the bus.
The bus was leaving Boise after a student visit to the Discovery Center, police said.
The cars driver, 72-year-old Charlene Welch of Emmett, was not hurt. Boise police cited Welch for making an improper left turn.