Spokane school children avoid serious injury when vans crash

Two city vans with Spokane elementary students aboard collided on Thursday morning, leaving one adult and 14 children with minor injuries.

The van accident occurred when the two vans were headed to the Regal and Logan elementary schools from the Northeast Youth Center shortly before 9 am. The first van stopped suddenly and the second van rear-ended it. The second driver was cited for following too closely.

According to a report in The Seattle Times, the children suffered mostly “bumps and bruises” and the most serious injury was a cut in the cheek requiring stitches. The children, ages 5 to 12 years of age were all wearing seat belts and the van had booster seat.

This information is provided by the Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We report a story like this to remind people that wearing seat belts and placing children in proper booster seats prevents serious injuries.

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