Empty pickup truck hits school bus in Gaston

Empty pickup truck hits school bus in Gaston
Photo by Ken Bilderback, Gaston Rural Fire District

GASTON, Ore. – One child was hurt when an empty pickup truck rolled down a street and collided with a school bus carrying 15 children in Gaston Monday morning.

The crash happened on Highway 47 near Park Street at around 8:40 a.m.

One child's parents took their kid to the hospital, according to Gaston Rural Fire District spokesman Ken Bilderback. The child’s injuries were not life-threatening. No one else was seriously hurt.

The other 14 kids on the bus, who ranged in age from 6 to 17, were transferred onto another school bus and taken to school.

It is unclear what caused the truck to begin rolling.

The highway was closed for about an hour after the crash.