Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 | 3:53 p.m.
A Clark County School District bus carrying 61 children had a minor collision with a car in the northeast valley early Friday morning, officials said.
Metro Police were called to the intersection of Alexander Road and Lamb Boulevard, near Nellis Air Force Base, around 7:30 a.m. Friday after a school bus swerved out of its lane and "made contact" with a car, Lt. Kasey Matthews said. No injuries were reported.
The bus, which was en route to Johnston Middle School, made a right-hand turn from Alexander Road onto Lamb Boulevard and swerved from its middle lane, colliding with a car in the outside lane. The car – which was pushed off the road – sustained some damage including a broken mirror and yellow streak marks on its driver side.
The School District sent another bus to transport the children to Johnston, and notified parents of the accident via ParentLink by Friday afternoon, district spokeswoman Melinda Malone said.
The school bus driver was placed on paid administrative leave pending a School District investigation into the accident. The driver, whose identity was not released, was tested for drugs and alcohol per district regulation. Test results are pending.
The bus driver was cited for failing to maintain the lane, Matthews said.