The driver of an empty school bus was injured in a rollover Monday when a truck hauling hay missed a stop sign in Franklin County.
The name of the North Franklin School District bus driver was not released by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.
The woman complained of head and back pain and was taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland for treatment, a news release said.
The male driver of the hay truck had no evident injuries, but was taken to Lourdes Medical Center in Pasco. The truck belonged to Corrales Ag of Othello.
Sgt. Jim Dickenson did not say if the truck driver was cited.
According to a release, the bus driver was driving north about 4 p.m. on North Glade Road, approaching the Sheffield Road intersection near Basin City, when she saw two trucks pulling hay trailers. The trucks were westbound on Sheffield coming up to the stop sign.
The bus driver told deputies that the first truck failed to stop and drove through the intersection, but she thought the second truck would stop.
Then, the second truck and trailer ran through the stop sign and crashed into the side of the bus, causing the bus to slide off the roadway into a field.
The bus and truck severed a power pole, then the bus struck a concrete pillar which caused the bus to flip over, Dickenson said. The bus rolled once and came to rest on its tires.