BURIEN, Washington — A stolen car crashed head-on into a school bus full of high school students Friday morning in Burien, critically injuring three people in the car, officials said.
All 17 students aboard the bus were said to be uninjured, but they were being checked out as a precaution.
Sheriff’s deputies and medics responded to the scene, near SW 112th Street and Glendale Way South, at about 8:30 a.m. after receiving reports of a head-on crash involving a school bus.
Three people in the car – the driver and two passengers – were found with potentially life-threatening injuries. They were treated at the scene and rushed to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
Seventeen students were on the school bus at the time of the crash. They were en route to Raisbeck Aviation High School, according to Highline School District officials.
The car, a white Prius, was later determined to be stolen.
The circumstances leading up to the crash are under investigation. Investigators say the car was heading east and the school bus was heading west when they crashed.
Streets are closed in the vicinity. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.