Six students in a Warrenton School District bus were injured, one seriously, when its driver pulled out from a stop sign at Perkins Road and Highway 101. The bus was instantly hit by an oncoming pickup, driven by a Gearhart man who was also injured.
Oregon State Police say bus driver Sabrina Rainey of Astoria had stopped the bus for a stop sign at Perkins and 101. Then she pulled out to cross 101 but was hit by a pick-up which bashed in the left front end of the bus. Student Serena Goniwicha, 16 was seriously injured and was transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland. Pick-up driver John Cook, 64 of Gearhart, was also seriously injured and was taken to Emanuel Medical Center as well. Bus driver Sabrina Rainey was not injured. A seventh student aboard the bus was not injured and was picked up at the accident scene by her mother.
The OSP says thus far no citations have been issued, but add that the investigation is not over.