Multiple vehicles damaged after bus driver suffers medical emergency

Multiple vehicles damaged after bus driver suffers medical emergency Photo: MGN

Updated: July 17, 2019 04:42 PM

Three vehicles were damaged and a person is recovering after a school bus incident in Granite Falls Wednesday.

The Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office said dispatchers received multiple 911 calls about a Renville County West School District bus driving on the wrong side of the road and hitting several cars on Highway 212 at about 12:04 p.m. Callers said told authorities it happened near the stop lights in Granite Falls, and the bus continued traveling west without stopping after the crashes.


Police and deputies responded and tried to stop the bus, but it failed to pull over. The sheriff's office said officers then thought the driver might be experiencing a medical emergency, and a deputy pulled around the bus to slow down oncoming traffic.

The deputy performed a rolling road block, the sheriff's office said, slowing the bus down enough for a passerby to jump out of his vehicle and reach into the bus to place it in park.

The driver of the bus was found to be experiencing a medical emergency and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. The sheriff's office didn't know the driver's condition as of Wednesday afternoon.

According to authorities, the bus damaged three vehicles, two in Granite Falls city limits and a sheriff's deputy squad, but nobody was injured.

Several other departments assisted during the incident.

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