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School bus nearly plunges into pond in St. George; scene distracts driver in secondary crash

Posted at 6:36 AM, Aug 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-24 08:36:30-04

A palm tree is knocked into a pond after a Washington County School District bus driver jumped a median and crashed near a pond by Sunbrook Golf Course in St. George, Utah, Aug. 23, 2018 | Photo by Markee Heckenliable, St. George News

ST. GEORGE, Utah — A school bus with no children aboard nearly plunged into a pond at a golf course in St. George Thursday morning.

St. George News reports the driver of a Washington County School District bus went through the median and across inbound traffic before colliding with a palm tree, knocking the plant into a nearby pond.

The crash occurred just before 9 a.m. as the driver had been traveling northbound on Dixie Drive. Police are still investigating why the driver veered out of the lane of travel.

Drivers distracted by the scene triggered a secondary crash in the area. There were no serious injuries in either crash. Visit St. George News for more details and photos.