Two people were injured in a Friday morning collision involving an SUV and a Ketchikan school bus. But officials say nobody on the bus was hurt.
North Tongass Volunteer Fire Department Lt. Justin Brown says the SUV collided with the bus around 7 a.m. on North Tongass Highway about 10 miles north of downtown.
“A school bus was involved. There wasn’t much damage to the school bus,” he said.
Alaska State Troopers report that two people in the vehicle were transported to the hospital. No names were released and an update on their condition wasn’t available.
Troopers say initial reports found that the SUV was exceeding the 50 mph speed limit and tried to pass another car before hitting the bus head-on.
Brown says serious car wrecks aren’t common in Ketchikan.
“They do happen occasionally throughout the north end of Ketchikan with the higher travel speeds out here on the north end of town,” he said.
Troopers say no one’s been cited for the collision. But the investigation remains open.