Two people were injured — one critically — after a pickup truck collided with a school bus Tuesday afternoon in South Boise, according to Boise police.
The driver of the pickup and a passenger were the two people hospitalized after the crash. None of the 45 children on the bus appeared to be seriously injured, police said.
Victory Road was temporarily shut down between Maple Grove and Cole roads to allow police to do crash reconstruction. The crash was reported at about 1:30 p.m. at West Victory Road and South Trabuco Avenue.
The bus was transporting students from Borah High School to the Dennis Technical Education Center on Victory Road.
The Boise School District sent a memo to parents of the students. In the memo, the district wrote that a number of students were treated on the scene by paramedics, and that Boise police and district officials are investigating this accident.
“If you are planning on picking up your student from West Jr. High School, Frank Church High School or the Dennis Career Technical Education Center, please know this accident may impact the flow of after school traffic and/or afternoon activities,” the Boise School District warned parents.
Due to the bus crash, the school district canceled the light-weight football game between East and West junior highs.
“We want you to know that the safety and security of each and every student is always our first priority,” the memo to parents went on to read. “Thank you for your attention to this matter. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or any of the members of my administrative team.”