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No injuries in accident at Island Crest, Merrimount Drive involving school bus

An accident at Island Crest Way and Merrimount Drive on Wednesday, Dec. 15 just before 3 p.m. involving a school bus backed traffic up down Island Crest. No one was injured in the accident. - Megan Managan/Mercer Island Reporter
An accident at Island Crest Way and Merrimount Drive on Wednesday, Dec. 15 just before 3 p.m. involving a school bus backed traffic up down Island Crest. No one was injured in the accident.
— image credit: Megan Managan/Mercer Island Reporter

A traffic accident at the intersection of Island Crest Way and Merrimount Drive briefly held up traffic on Wednesday, Dec. 15, around 3 p.m.

A small school bus with one child passenger was struck by a vehicle. The bus was attempting to turn left from Island Crest Way onto Merrimount, as the driver of the vehicle was turning right onto Island Crest Way and hit the bus.

Todd Kelsay, transportation director with the Mercer Island School District, was at the scene and said the student and driver were fine. The bus was coming from Islander Middle School. The unidentified driver of the vehicle appeared to have no injuries.

Kelsay said the bus was operable. An investigation is pending.

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