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School bus, SUV involved in southwest Las Vegas crash

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A school bus and a sport-utility vehicle rests in the area of Fort Apache and Post roads after a crash on May 25, 2017. (Jason Westerhaus/FOX5) A school bus and a sport-utility vehicle rests in the area of Fort Apache and Post roads after a crash on May 25, 2017. (Jason Westerhaus/FOX5)
Police tape blocks an area of Fort Apache and Post roads in the southwest Las Vegas Valley after a school bus crash on May 25, 2017. (Jason Westerhaus/FOX5) Police tape blocks an area of Fort Apache and Post roads in the southwest Las Vegas Valley after a school bus crash on May 25, 2017. (Jason Westerhaus/FOX5)
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Thirty-seven students were on board a school bus that was involved in a crash near Fort Apache and Post roads in the southwest Las Vegas Valley on Thursday.

Officer Larry Hadfield, of Las Vegas Metro police, said a call of the two-vehicle incident came in at 8:40 a.m.

Clark County Fire Department stated 37 students were on board the bus. The driver of the bus sustained minor injuries. Hadfield stated at least three students sustained minor injuries.

"We were driving and then it felt like the breaks were going on and then we all just slammed into the seat," said 6th grader Delaney Lindboe.

A child and a driver inside the sport utility vehicle involved in the crash sustained critical injuries, according to police. They were transported to University Medical Center.

CCSD said the children on the school bus are students at Wilbur & Theresa Faiss Middle School. Parents of these students were notified of the incident by the school or police. The district advised parents to pick up kids at 6145 S. Fort Apache Rd. or at the campus.

“I got a call my daughter telling me the bus got in an accident and I'm hearing every kid in the background screaming like they're all hurt and I don't know what's going on, I don't know how bad it is, how bad's, the accident so it was just a scary feeling until I got here," parent Eric Lelievre described.

Police also advised of lane restrictions following the crash.

On May 4th, another CCSD bus crashed at Carey and Nellis. A car ran a stop sign and smashed into the bus, flipping it. Sixteen students were taken to the hospital. The driver of the car was killed and the driver's granddaughter is still in the hospital with severe injuries. Thursday that crash was front and center in parents' minds.

"A while back you know a crazy situation where the bus had turned over and things of that nature so you think about it and just realize that’s an everyday occurrence and all of the sudden it could have been a really tragic situation which thank god it wasn't," another parent recalled.

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