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Story by James Daniels - The Oregon Herald
Published on Tuesday March 8, 2011 - 10:24 AM
 
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GASTON, Oregon - Ten students and the bus driver suffered minor injuries this morning after their Gaston School District bus was hit by a large truck pulling a trailer.

Highway 47 was temporarily shut down near Gaston this morning at about 7:30.

The bus with students on board was stopped in a southbound lane so a student could board the bus. State Troopers say the driver of the truck came around a curve and saw the stopped bus. The truck driver then slammed on the brakes, but the trailer slid and collided with the front of the bus.

The injured driver and students were taken to hospitals.

Gaston fire spokesman Ken Bilderback said there were grade-school children as well as high-school students on the bus at the time.

No citations were issued.