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Student injured after pickup rear-ends school bus

Multiple students were injured in New Richmond at about 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, when a pickup truck rear-ended a school bus stopped at North Knowles Avenue near North Fourth Street, according to initial reports from the scene.

Emergency personnel from New Richmond Police, New Richmond Area Ambulance Service and New Richmond Fire & Rescue responded to the scene. The right northbound lane of North Knowles Avenue was closed briefly, but traffic did not need to be re-routed.

According to New Richmond Police Chief Mark Samelstad, 10 children sustained very minor injuries. No children were transported from the scene, according to Matt Melby, director of the New Richmond Area Ambulance Service. Melby said EMTs handed out ice packs, and treated children with minor scrapes, bumps and bruises.

School District Administrator Jeff Moberg said about 40 elementary school students were on the bus at the time of the incident. 

This post will be updated when the New Richmond Police Department or the New Richmond School District provide additional information.

Micheal Foley
Micheal Foley worked at RiverTown Multimedia from July 2013 to June 2015 as editor at the New Richmond News. 
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