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Bandon Bus Wreck
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Friday night‚s injury traffic crash involving a Bandon School District bus and a van at the intersection of Highway 20 and Highway 226 east of Albany. Two students and the van‚s two occupants were transported to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. The names of the students are not available for this release.
On February 3, 2012 at approximately 8:45 p.m. a 2005 Chrysler van driven by DONNA K. PERDUE, age 73, from Corvallis, was stopped at a stop sign westbound on Highway 226 at the intersection with Highway 20. The van pulled onto Highway 20 and collided into the left side of a Bandon School District bus that was eastbound on Highway 20 intending to turn left onto Highway 226.
DONNA PERDUE and passenger DONALD E. PERDUE, age 86, were extricated from the van by fire personnel from Albany Fire Department. They were transported by ambulance to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis with serious, non-life threatening injuries.
Bus driver THOMAS J. HUTTON, age 68, from Bandon, was not injured. The bus reportedly contained approximately 20 passengers, two of which received minor injuries and were taken to Lebanon Community Hospital for treatment. There is no information available regarding their school or scheduled activity.
OSP troopers from the Albany Area Command office are continuing the investigation.