LOGAN – Dense fog is believed to be the cause of a school bus accident Tuesday morning that sent a teenager to the hospital. Logan City Assistant Police Chief Jeff Curtis said the accident occurred at 7:30 a.m. near the intersection of US 89/91 and 800 West.
The bus was traveling northbound on the highway, loaded with students heading to Adams Elementary school. A 17-year-old female was traveling westbound on 800 West, approaching US 89/91 in a Oldsmobile Alero. She failed to stop and collided with the rear of the bus. Curtis said heavy fog prevented her from seeing a stop sign at the intersection. She was transported to the hospital by ambulance with neck and spine injuries.
None of the occupants on the bus were injured. They were transferred to a different bus and transported to school.
There was bumper damage to the bus and extensive damage to the front of the Alero.
Curtis said people need to be cautious, traveling in foggy conditions.
“Be careful, slowdown, give yourself plenty of time to get to work or school, wherever it is your traveling to,” said Curtis. “Make sure that if you are not familiar with the area, you are driving slow enough, that you have your lights on so that when you approach these intersections, you plenty of time to react.”
Curtis said fog can also make roads slick with black ice.
Tuesday’s accident was the fifth involving a school bus in the past six days.