Teen, young boy hurt in head-on crash with school bus Thursday morning

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AUSTIN, Minn. (ABC 6 News) – The Austin Police Department cited a teen driver following a head-on crash with a school bus Thursday morning.

Just before 8:30 a.m. police were called to the 1800 block of West Oakland Ave.

Police said a 17-year-old driving east in a Ford Escape crossed the center line hitting the bus head-on. The bus driver saw the SUV entering the lane and was able to slow down prior to the crash.

The 17-year-old went to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A young boy riding on the school bus received minor injuries to his leg and face but was not taken to the hospital.

The teenage driver received a citation for driving left of center and will be recommended to the State of Minnesota for a driver evaluation.

Police tell ABC 6 News only three people were on the bus at the time of the crash, the driver, a student and a bus aide.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene.