ELBOW LAKE, Minn. — A dump truck struck a school bus near Elbow Lake, Minn., on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 26, seriously injuring the truck driver, but the 20 West Central Area school children escaped without any injuries.
The crash occurred about 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of County Highway 21 and 240th Street and both vehicles ended up in the road ditch with significant damage, said Grant County Sheriff Mark Haberer.
The driver of the dump truck, who was not named, was first taken by ambulance to Prairie Ridge Hospital in Elbow Lake then transferred by helicopter to Sanford Health in Fargo.
The school bus passengers and driver escaped any injuries, Haberer said.
The two vehicles had to be towed from the scene about five miles southeast of Elbow Lake because of the damage.
The Minnesota State Patrol and the Grant County Sheriff's Department are still investigating the crash.