West Ada

Injuries reported after vehicle hits school bus carrying Kuna students

A school bus full of middle and high school students in Kuna was struck by a vehicle on Monday morning near Linder Road and Linmar Drive, according to a school district spokeswoman.

The 911 call came into dispatchers around 7:19 a.m. as an injury accident, and all lanes of the road are now open.

Six students reported minor injuries. Five of those students were picked up by parents, and one student was transported to the hospital. The remaining students were transported to school by another bus, according to the district.

The driver of the oncoming vehicle that hit the bus, Franklin Hylton, 36, was cited for failure to yield right of way at a stop sign, according to the Ada County Sheriff’s Office.

Reporter Ruth Brown covers the criminal justice and correctional systems in Idaho. She focuses on breaking news, public safety and social justice. Prior to coming to the Idaho Statesman, she was a reporter at the Idaho Press-Tribune, the Bakersfield Californian and the Idaho Falls Post Register.