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Car crashes into school bus in east Vancouver

Vancouver police responded to a crash involving a school bus Friday afternoon in east Vancouver, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.

A car struck a school bus near the intersection of Northeast 109th Avenue and Burton Road, just east of Interstate 205, according to radio traffic. No one was injured.

Vancouver police Sgt. Pat Johns said the school bus was turning left from 109th Avenue onto Burton Road; a witness said the bus had a green light. There were no students on the bus, Johns said.

The driver of the car was westbound on Burton Road when he crashed into the rear axle of the bus, breaking it, according to the sergeant. The man told police he looked down for a moment and didn’t have time to react before colliding with the bus, he said.

He was not impaired or cited, Johns said.

Officers were called to the scene to shut down the westbound lanes of Northeast Burton Road at Northeast 112th Avenue, according to radio traffic. The road reopened by 4:30 p.m.


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