ERIE, Colo. (KDVR) — The 13-year-old girl who was driving a Chevrolet Suburban when it crashed into a Boulder County school bus was cited Friday morning.
“There was a burgundy Chevy SUV that was wobbling and clearly had a burst tire,” said Joseph Granda, who witnessed the accident.
Granda said he was driving his 10-year-old daughter to school when they noticed the Suburban, which the Colorado State Patrol, according to the Colorado State Patrol, was driving, was out of the way. control.
“I was thinking, OK, either a DUI or a medical emergency,” Granda said.
He said once they started noticing parts of the tire blowing and smoking, Granda turned on her hazard lights and slowed down. He said other drivers around him followed suit.
“I assumed they would stop, but they didn’t. They sped towards the school and kept blowing off chunks of tires,” Granda said.
Granda called 911. He said the dispatcher on the other line mentioned that they had received several calls from people reporting the Suburban driving.
“Because even sometimes kids do stupid, bad things from good parents,” Granda said.
Teen driver causes chain reaction
He said as they were driving across the hill toward Lookout Road on US 287, that’s when the Suburban crashed into the school bus. Other vehicles were also involved in the accident.
“The gentleman in the black car got out and he was bloody. He must have hit the windshield or something,” Granda said.
Four people, including the 13-year-old, were taken to hospital with minor injuries, according to the CSP.
“I hope the child is safe and taken care of and that’s a lesson for the family,” Granda said.
CSP said the teenage driver hit another car and caused a chain reaction, before crashing into the Boulder Valley School District bus. The driver and a student were on the bus when the crash occurred. The student on the bus was not injured.
CSP could not confirm whether the 13-year-old’s parents will be named. They said drugs and alcohol were not considered factors in the accident.
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