Bus strikes pedestrian, students unharmed
The bus company Student Transportation of America (STA) is investigating after its No. 6 bus transporting students to Sandy High School hit a pedestrian this morning, Tuesday, Jan. 9.
STA is contracted to provide busing services for the Oregon Trail School District.
At around 7 a.m., the bus was pulling off Meinig Avenue to turn left onto Proctor Boulevard with the green light when a pedestrian stepped into the crosswalk.
"She was hit (by) the left front corner," explained school district communications director Julia Monteith. "It wasn't a huge front impact. It knocked her down, but she got up. She elected to be taken to the hospital. Hopefully she's OK."
Monteith said the Sandy Police Department responded and the officers "did not issue a citation" and they "deemed it a non-preventable accident because of the weather."
Sandy High School Principal Kim Ball sent a statement via email to parents shortly after the incident this morning, saying "if students would like support, it is available through the Sandy High School's Counseling Center."
Assistant Principal Ladine Marquardt met students as they exited the bus at the high school, checking in with them to make sure they weren't shaken by the event. The bus arrived on time, none of the students were injured in the accident and, Monteith said, none have sought counseling thus far.