Sixteen children were sent to the hospital and one person was killed after a school bus flipped over on its side after being struck by a Ford Taurus in Las Vegas early Thursday morning.

The middle-school aged children and the bus’s driver were sent to University Medical Center (UMC) to be treated for non-life threatening injuries after the Las Vegas bus accident.

The 70-year-old driver of the Ford Taurus was pronounced dead on the scene, and a 10-year-old passenger in the car was taken to UMC with critical injuries, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

Police estimate that 36 of the 48 students in the bus, ages ranging from 11 to 15, were injured in the collision but were not in need of immediate medical attention.

The collision occurred at the intersection of Nellis Blvd. and Carey Ave. around 8:30 a.m. on May 4. The Ford Taurus is believed to have run a red light while traveling eastbound and crossing Carey Ave. when it crashed into the school bus.

The collision resulted in the Ford Taurus’s front wheels being crushed under the bus’s back wheels. The bus dragged the car with it for some time until the car detached.

The bus then traveled off-road and crashed through a chain-link fence, continuing into an undeveloped desert area until it tipped over, according to police.

The students and the bus driver then escaped the vehicle through emergency exits on the side, rear and back of the vehicle.

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