School bus accident in Cedar City

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CEDAR CITY – An Iron County school bus was involved in a school bus accident in Cedar City on State Route 56, Tuesday morning.

Iron County School District Superintendent Shannon Dulaney confirmed that a bus bound for North Elementary in Cedar City ran into the back of another bus between 8 and 9 a.m.

As the elementary school was conducting health screenings today, Dulaney said there were many school nurses on hand who were able to check the children involved in the crash. They determined the majority were fine and uninjured. However, one boy received minor injuries and was transported to Valley View Medical Center in Cedar City.

The boy’s mother notified the school district that her son will be fine, Dulaney said, though he will be staying home from school for the rest of the day.

As to the drivers, Dulaney said she had yet to received information concerning their condition by the time this article was posted. The Iron County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the incident.

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  • Big Don September 10, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Once again, this raises the safety issue of school bus operators in the area. Both Iron and Washington Counties, need to have strongly proactive driver safety department. They need to train, and retrain their drivers, they need to actually observe what they are doing on the road, and if all else fails, they need to replace ones that do not operate safely.
    The majority of our school bus drivers are good drivers. They are safety conscious and put the safe operation of their vehicles before anything else. But then you have the few who have the attitude of, “I drive a great big vehicle, everybody can just get out of my way.”
    I’ve seen them blow railroad crossings without stopping, I’ve seen them STOP for railroad crossing in the hammer lane, rather than being over to the right of the roadway. I’ve seen then forget to turn on their warning lights when loading/off loading students, I’ve seen them driving down the road with their red warning lights on. I’ve seen the blow stop signs, or just as bad, come to a stop then pull out in front of traffic that was too near to do it safely. And I’ve seen them jump in front of traffic, and then drive slower than the traffic flow, or the speed limit, blocking traffic.
    These are the bus operators that need to be held accountable for their actions. And God Bless the majority of the good school bus drivers that are out there!

  • Stephen September 10, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Ludicrous sensationalized response from a truly uniformed Big Don

    • My Evil Twin September 10, 2013 at 7:18 pm

      Hey Stevie, maybe you should look up big words before you try to use them.

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