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School bus overturns in Waiakea


On Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at approximately 7:16 p.m., South Hilo Patrol Officers responded to a report of a traffic accident at the intersection of Kilauea Avenue and Palai Street.

Upon officers arrival at the scene it was determined that a green 1996 Ford four-door sedan, operated by a 57-year-old Hilo woman was traveling east on Palai Street and collided with a small school bus traveling north on Kilauea Avenue being operated by a 58-year-old Hilo man. After the collision the school bus ran off the roadway and overturned, coming to rest within the yard of a residence at the intersection of Kilauea Avenue and Palai Street.

The bus contained the driver, 9 students, ranging from 3 to 8 years of age, and a female aide. There were no reported injuries resulting from the accident, but the children were taken to the Hilo Medical Center to be examined as a precaution.

police ask that any witnesses to the accident contact Officer Nicole Leyson of the South Hilo Patrol Division at the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

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