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Minor injuries reported in school bus crash near Long Grove

LONG GROVE, Iowa -- Two North Scott School District buses were involved in a crash the afternoon of Wednesday, March 22 near the intersection of St. Ann's Road and 140th Street just outside the town of Long Grove.

A North Scott bus was stopped at a stop sign at 290th Street on 140th Avenue. The second North Scott bus was traveling westbound on 290th Street. Both had children on them. The first bus left the stop sign and started traveling north across 290th Street. The two buses collided, causing non-functional damage.

One of bus drivers was taken to an area hospital for minor injuries and one 8-year-old student was treated on the scene for "bumps and bruises." No serious injuries were reported.

According to first responders, the accident happened around 3:35 p.m. It appeared one bus pulled in front of the other at the intersection, leading to the crash.

School officials headed to the scene shortly after EMTs and firefighters and helped calm down students and began contacting parents. As of 4:30 p.m., some students were still waiting on a bus for their parents or guardians to arrive.

The driver who was in the northbound bus was cited for failure to yield, according to Lt. Joe Caffery.