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No students injured in school bus accident

Staff Report~ 10/22/2014

NEW RIVER – A minor accident involving a school bus occurred on New River Road near 31st Avenue on the morning of Oct. 20.

According to reports from the Deer Valley Unified School District, a car rear-ended bus number 45 as it was on its way to New River Elementary. The bus driver and students on the bus were not injured. The driver of the car received minor injuries. First responders were called out as a precaution. Another bus was sent to pick up the students and transport them to school.

Communication from the New River principal was sent out to parents and posted on the school Web site promptly after the collision. Parents reported that New River staff did an excellent job keeping them informed and minimizing disruptions for the students.

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