Speeding crash injures driver, sends car scraping under Pasco school bus


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    PASCO, Wash. - Police are now saying speed racing is likely to blame for a bus crash in a Pasco neighborhood.

    According to Pasco Police, a Pasco School District bus was stopped at a stop sign on S. Elm and E. A Street, attempting to make a left turn onto A.

    The driver saw two cars in the distance, and decided to turn with enough perceived time, according to reports.

    One of the cars brushed past the bus, but police said the car in the inner lane, a white 1997 Civic, struck the bus, went underneath the bus frame and the back roof of the car peeled off.

    The driver, a 17-year-old from Pasco, was seriously injured but is expected to survive, police said. Responding police and medics treated the driver at the scene and later transported the driver to a local hospital.

    Police said the bus driver was uninjured.

    No children were inside the bus at the time of the crash.

    Witnesses later informed police these cars appeared to be speed racing. Investigators said skidmarks left at the scene indicated a speed of over 90 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone.

    Investigators say the Civic driver has been ticketed for reckless driving and first degree no valid driver's license. The driver also received an infraction of no proof of insurance.

    Police are asking anyone with additional information on this crash to contact them at (509)545-3421 about case PP18-54754 Reckless Driving.

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