School bus accident in Roseville that injured multiple children reveals dangerous intersection

Posted at 3:36 PM, Jan 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-30 23:16:48-05

Emergency crews are on the scene after a school bus accident near 11 Mile and Groveland in Roseville.

Police say the bus was eastbound on 11 Mile when it T-bones an SUV that was northbound on Groveland. Officials say the SUV ran a stop sign.

Police say a 14-year-old was trapped in the Ford Escape and needed to be transported to the hospital. The teen's grandmother was also taken to the hospital.

They are both in serious condition.

Police say there were 30 to 35 kids on the bus at the time of the accident. One of them was taken to the hospital after complaining of a head injury.

According to police, about 5-6 kids on the bus suffered minor injuries.

A second bus was brought to the scene and took the kids home.

Residents in the area and police sources tell us the intersection has been a problem for some time.

The 7 Investigators went to work, digging through crash databases within the state highway patrol.

What we found was an alarming pattern.

In just a year’s time, nearly a dozen serious accidents occurred at the intersection. In some cases there were multiple accidents per month.

Disregard for the flashing red stoplights, stop sign or just plain confusion led to drivers wrecking.

Diagrams in the accident reports show striking similarities to today’s accident, in which the safety of more than two dozen children was at risk.

In reviewing those crash reports for the location, the 7 Investigators identified a handful of other hot spots along the route that have similar trends of accidents.