Extremely Icy Roads Blamed in Franklin County School Bus Crash
A school bus driver was injured Thursday morning trying to avoid a collision.
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It happened in Franklin County at about 10:15 am. The bus was traveling on McClenny Road when an oncoming UPS truck collided with the bus near Pederson Road.
The collision sent the bus off the road.
The UPS Truck landed on an embankment on the other side of the road. Washington State Patrol, Franklin County Fire District 3, and EMS personnel responded to the accident.
4 students were onboard the bus. They were NOT injured. Neighbors nearby helped the students and driver off the school bus. The injured driver was transported to a local hospital. The UPS driver was not injured.
According to the National Weather Service, a Freezing Fog Advisory is in effect until 10 am Friday.
Freezing fog can cause black ice to form on roadways. Black ice is difficult to see and so particularly dangerous. Drive more slowly when you suspect icy conditions.
WSP Trooper Chris Thorson tweeted about freezing fog on Thursday morning.
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