The Latest: Driver in bus stop crash had suspended license

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Posted: Apr 14, 2016 3:23 PM
The Latest: Driver in bus stop crash had suspended license

MAPLE VALLEY, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on bus stop crash in Washington state (all times local):

12:15 p.m.

Authorities say 19-year-old driver of a pickup truck that slammed into children at a school bus stop in a small town outside Seattle had a history of seizures and was driving with a suspended license.

King County sheriff's Sgt. Cindi West says one boy was taken to a Seattle hospital with serious injuries to his chest. Two other students went to another hospital — one with a broken leg and the other with a suspected broken ankle.

Three additional children suffered cuts and bruises. West says it's unclear how many were struck by the vehicle or hurt trying to get out of the way.

The driver has been taken into custody on suspicion of vehicular assault. West says alcohol wasn't suspected as a factor, but a blood draw would determine if any drugs were involved.

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11 a.m.

Authorities say a pickup truck slammed into children at a school bus stop in a small town outside Seattle, severely injuring two of them.

Capt. Kyle Ohashi of the Kent Fire Department says a man apparently lost control of his vehicle because of a medical problem and struck the 11- and 12-year-olds waiting for their school bus around 8 a.m. Thursday.

Ohashi says about 20 children from Cedar River Middle School were waiting at the stop in Maple Valley, about 20 miles southeast of Seattle.

The truck hit three children, who were taken to a Seattle hospital. Two were seriously hurt, and the third suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Two other kids received minor injuries when they were struck by a mailbox the truck hit.

The driver was evaluated at the scene.