MERIDIAN-- A school bus driver was hurt and taken to the hospital after being involved in a crash on Eagle Road this afternoon.
Meridian Police say the bus was southbound on Eagle Road and stopped at the railroad tracks between Pine Avenue and Franklin Road when it was rear-ended by a dump truck pulling a trailer. School bus drivers are required by Idaho law to stop at railroad tracks and check for oncoming trains before crossing.
Police tell us the driver was transported to St. Luke's in Meridian. The extent of the driver's injuries are unknown.
There was another adult and one child on the bus. They were not hurt.
Meridian Police issued several citations to the driver of the dump truck. One citation was for inattentive driving and faulty brake equipment, another was for failing to provide proper vehicle insurance.
The bus was damaged, but it was still driveable. The dump truck had to be towed from the scene.
The accident happened shortly after 1 p.m. The right lane of Eagle Road was blocked for about 1 hour and 15 minutes.