7 students injured at Maple Valley school bus stop; 19-year-old driver arrested

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MAPLE VALLEY, Wash. -- A 19-year-old driver will be arrested after seven middle school students were injured in a collision Thursday morning in Maple Valley, according to fire officials.

Four of the students were struck by the pickup truck and three others were injured by debris, authorities said.

Deputies were called around 8 a.m. to the scene near 218th Ave SE & SE 270th St.

At least two students were taken to Valley Medical Center. Another student was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

The Tahoma School District said about 20 kids were waiting at the bus stop for their transportation to Cedar River Middle School -- seven of them were injured.

King County sheriff's deputies said the 19-year-old driver would be arrested for investigation of vehicular assault after he is released from the hospital. They said his license was suspended and he should not have been driving.

Officials said the driver may have had a medical issue that led to the crash.

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218th Ave SE & SE 270th St, Maple Valley, WA

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