A school bus transporting thirty teenagers from Treasure Valley YMCA summer camp crashed on Highway 55, injuring numerous teens.
On Aug. 4 a school bus carrying 30 teenagers, ages 13 to 18, was involved in a rollover crash near the North Fork Payette River in Idaho at approximately 3 p.m.
Idaho State Police stated via a statement that out of 30 students, 11 were injured. Seven teens were reportedly in critical condition whereas four were deemed to be in non-critical condition.
However, all passengers were transported to local hospitals following the crash as a precaution.
The Police added that nearly all the teenagers involved in the crash had been released from the hospital to their families but updates regarding their specific injuries will not be provided. However, the Treasure Valley Family YMCA added via a letter to community members, thanking everyone involved in the heroic actions to rescue and help the children, that some children will have a long road to recovery, all of which experienced trauma.
The bus involved in the crash was one of four that was transporting students and staff back to Boise from Treasure Valley YMCA’s camp at Horsethief Reservoir. The other three buses were not involved in the incident. The YMCA reportedly contracted with Caldwell Transportation, according to media reports.
Additionally, a YMCA statement on social media addresses the crash and thanks individuals from the community for their quick action and heroic support.
The cause of the crash is still unknown and remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police. Officials say an update is expected to be released next week. STN will update this article when more information becomes available.
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