3 students injured in Federal Way school bus crash in Auburn | Update

The school bus was traveling down 51st Avenue with three students on board.

Auburn Police said the driver of a Federal Way School District bus may have had a medical issue when he apparently veered off the road and struck a power pole, injuring three special needs students who were on board Friday afternoon.

The accident reportedly happened around 2:45 p.m. in the 28900 block of 51st Avenue South near South 288th Street on Auburn’s West Hill. First responders, including medics and firefighters, found bus No. 266 in a ditch against a power pole.

Emergency personnel transported the driver and all three children to nearby St. Francis Hospital, with district personnel accompanying them, said Whitney Chiang, director of multimedia communications for Federal Way Public Schools.

No serious injuries were reported. The students were treated for lacerations, said Auburn Police Cmdr. Steve Stocker.

The driver was assessed at the scene, Stocker said. His latest condition is unknown.

The street was closed at the scene during the investigation as repairs were made to the utility pole.


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