Student injured after semi-truck hits school bus in Smithfield

SMITHFIELD — A student was hospitalized after a semi-truck hit a school bus Friday afternoon in Smithfield. The crash occurred at 100 North Main around 1:45 p.m.

Smithfield City Police Chief Travis Allen said the bus was northbound on Main Street and attempting to turn left onto 100 North. The bus driver told officers, as the traffic light turned yellow he proceeded to make the turn. At the same time, the semi-truck was travelling southbound and struck the bus on the passenger side.

The bus had 28 occupants on board including the driver. It was transporting students home from Green Canyon High School when the accident happened.

Police and paramedics arrived on the scene within minutes of the crash being reported. One student was taken by ambulance to Cache Valley Hospital as a precaution. They reportedly had non-life-threatening injuries.

Allen said the semi-truck was carrying a full load and the driver claimed that they were unable to stop in time for the bus.

Police are still determining who caused the crash. No citations have been issued, pending the completion of the investigation.

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  • Mike August 21, 2021 at 8:35 am Reply

    Thankfully this happened with only 28 kids on the bus. The middle school busses are filled way over capacity and many more kids could have been hurt.

  • Brock August 21, 2021 at 10:43 pm Reply

    Maybe we can get some turn signals on a few of these busy intersections on Main Street?

  • Kramer August 22, 2021 at 4:48 pm Reply

    Hate to say it…but even if it turns yellow you cannot just start turning. You have to make sure the other cars are stopping. Bad job by the bus driver seeing a giant semi coming and just going cause it turned yellow. Derp.o

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