Poudre School District bus rear-ended in 'serious crash' in northern Larimer County

9 students were on the bus

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. - Three children and two adults were injured Friday when a car collided with a school bus in Larimer County, the Colorado State Patrol told 7NEWS.

The crash occurred at 6:44 a.m. near the intersection of Larimer County Roads 82 and 15, which are also known as Buckeye Road and Terry Lake Road. The intersection is about 6 miles west of Interstate 25.

"It sounded like a big shotgun that -- it just went off," said Wellington Middle School student Brianna Meyer, who lives near the bus stop.

Video from AirTracker7 showed a white 2004 Toyota Coupe almost completely under the back end of the school bus.

Troopers identified the driver of the car as 24-year-old Ashlie Dickerson, of Fort Collins.

She was flown to an area hospital with injuries. Dickerson is listed in serious but stable condition.

"We came out with a blanket and covered the driver when we got her out on the ground," said Patti Meyer, Brianna's mother.

There were nine students on the bus, a Poudre School District spokeswoman said.

"I'm on the bus every morning. Today is the one day I was late," Jessica Scott said. "I'm really glad I wasn't on it, because of the wreck, but I feel bad because I wasn't there for everybody."

State Patrol said three children and the bus driver were taken to the hospital with minor to moderate injuries.

"[The kids] they were shocked, they looked like they were going to cry," Brianna Meyer said.

The students attend Wellington Middle School and Eyestone Elementary School, district spokeswoman Danielle Clark said.

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