The driver of a pickup that collided with a school bus in South Boise Tuesday afternoon remains in critical condition at a local hospital, according to police.
The driver’s name was not released but police said he and his passenger are both 17-year-old males. The passenger was able to talk to investigators after the crash, police spokeswoman Haley Williams said.
“He does not have life-threatening injuries,” she said.
None of the 45 students on the school bus were seriously injured in the crash, which occurred at about 1:30 p.m. on Victory Road at Trabuco Avenue.
The bus was transporting students from Borah High School to the Dennis Technical Education Center on Victory Road.
No information about the bus driver was available on Wednesday. The Boise School District contracts with First Student for busing services.
A spokeswoman for First Student declined to release any information about the bus driver’s driving history, referring a reporter to the corporate offices in Cincinnati, Ohio. A call was not immediately returned.
Williams said the bus was traveling west on Victory and turning onto Trabuco. The pickup was traveling east.
The front end of the pickup collided near the center of the side of the school bus, crushing the front end of the truck.
The speed limit on Victory Road is 40 miles per hour, Williams said.
The intersection with Trabuco has a traffic signal. Investigators are reviewing witness statements about the lights.
Investigators found no evidence that drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash. Crash reconstructionists used a Boise Fire ladder truck to get images of the scene from above.
The investigation is ongoing, and neither driver has been found at fault or cited in the crash.