SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (KNEP) - UPDATE: Law enforcement authorities are seeking a semi involved in a hit and run accident in Scottsbluff involving a school bus Friday morning.
According to Scottsbluff Police Sergeant Phillip Eckerberg, no students were on board and the 63-year-old bus driver was not injured in the accident that happened at 6:25 a.m. at the intersection of E. 27th Street and Highway 26.
Eckerberg says the bus was eastbound on 27th street and stopped at the intersection, and the driver said after the light turned green and the bus proceeded, the semi that was traveling southeast on the highway struck the bus, and continued without stopping. Witnesses confirmed the driver's account of the accident.
Eckerberg says authorities are seeking a dark blue or black semi with a box trailer, possibly with yellow paint in the area of the right front corner. Eckerberg says it's possible the semi had a cattle guard on the front end, as it appeared all of the debris from the accident came only from the bus.
Anyone who sees a semi matching the description and with damage is asked to call Scottsbluff Police at 308-630--6261 or their local law enforcement agency.
ORIGINAL STORY: Law enforcement authorities are investigating an accident involving a First Student school bus in Scottsbluff Friday morning.
According to Scottsbluff Public Schools spokesperson Melissa Price, no students were on board the bus and the driver was not injured in the accident at the intersection of E. 27th Street and Highway 26.
Initial unconfirmed reports indicate the accident involved the bus and a semi, and took place around 6:30 a.m. Scottsbluff Fire Department was dispatched to the scene at 6:33 a.m.
NBC Nebraska has reached out to authorities for additional information, and will bring you additional details when they become available.