School bus driver cited after collision, no injuries
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Highway Patrol says a Helena school bus driver pulled away from a stop sign into crossing traffic and the bus was hit by a pickup truck, causing it to go off the road and tip onto its side.
Helena school officials say the two elementary school students on the bus at 7:15 a.m. Monday were wearing seat belts and were not injured. The driver and an attendant were also on the bus.
The patrol says the bus driver was cited for failure to yield.
School superintendent Jack Copps says bus contractor First Student put the driver on administrative leave. The patrol and First Student are investigating the crash.
Copps says one of the first people on the scene was a school nurse. She examined the students and their parents picked them up.