by: John Knicely Updated:LAKE STEVENS, Wash. —
Two students and three adults were hurt in a head-on crash between a school bus and an SUV in Lake Stevens Tuesday morning.
The Lake Stevens School District said there were two students on the bus that was heading to Cavelero Mid High School.
Police said the SUV swerved into the path of the school bus at 6:30 a.m. and crashed into it head-on at 11115 South Lake Stevens Road.
The students and school bus driver had minor injuries.
Brian Wilson lives right in front of where the crash happened.
“We were just in the bedroom and heard a big bang,” said Wilson. “And I got up and came out and obviously seen the school bus down there, pretty scary deal.”
The two teenage students on the bus had only minor injuries. One bit his lip.
“They seemed to be fine,” said Wilson.
Lake Stevens Police told KIRO 7 believe the man driving the SUV was on drugs or alcohol.
“We suspect based on evidence at the scene,” said Commander Dennis Taylor. He said he couldn’t elaborate.
The SUV driver was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, but his passenger didn't fare so well. She's in stable condition with serious injuries.
“Depending on the condition of the passenger It could range from reckless driving, DUI, to vehicular assault,” said Taylor.