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Published December 22 2010

No one hurt in Kindred school bus accident

KINDRED, N.D. – No one was injured when a school bus carrying students was rear-ended by another vehicle about 10 a.m. Tuesday near Kindred, North Dakota Highway Patrol Sgt. Dave Wolf said.

The bus, which started its route two hours later than normal because of weather conditions, had stopped on eastbound State Highway 46 to pick up a student when it was struck from behind by another eastbound vehicle, according to the Highway Patrol. Road conditions were icy at the time.

The six students on the bus weren’t injured. An ambulance was dispatched to the crash but wasn’t needed, Wolf said.

The bus sustained minor rear-end damage but was drivable. The car had significant damage, but its driver, 15-year-old Sierra Martinez, and a 3-year-old passenger were not injured, according to the Patrol.

A witness told the Highway Patrol that “Martinez was driving too fast for the conditions and was unable to stop on the slippery road,” according to a news release issued on the crash.

Martinez was cited for care required.