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A car slams into a school bus on the Iron Range, injuring a student

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Two people were injured – one of them a young student – in a crash involving a school bus and a car in Hibbing Tuesday morning.

The Duluth News Tribune reports a female bus driver and a child were taken to a hospital with minor injuries after a collision at Highway 5 and Townline Road just after 7 a.m.

The bus was carrying 15 children at the time, heading north, when an eastbound sedan struck its side and went spinning into a ditch, according to the Hibbing Fire Department's Facebook page. The bus also slid into the ditch but remained upright, sustaining little damage.

The driver of the sedan had a miraculous escape, with images showing a crumpled hood and the passenger side taking extensive damage. The driver was not injured, but was cited for failure to heed a stop sign, the News Tribune reports.

"We are grateful that there were no serious injuries in what could have been a tragic accident," a fire department spokesman said. "We would like to remind people the importance of attentive driving, and remind kids how important it is to remain seated while riding in a school bus."

School bus crashes not uncommon

Department of Public Safety crash statistics for Minnesota show that collisions involving school buses are far from rare.

The most recent figures available, for 2013, show there were 732 crashes involving at least one bus, a big rise from 2012 when there were 553 crashes.

And of those crashes in 2013, three people died as a result – although none who died were actually riding in the bus.

The Hibbing Fire Department said the most common cause of crashes involving school buses was driver inattention, followed by failure to yield to the right of way, and making an improper turn.

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