Cambridge motorist hits school bus in Ham Lake

By Eric Hagen
Anoka County Union

A 23-year-old Cambridge motorist hit a school bus at the corner of Hwy. 65 and 143rd Avenue in Ham Lake before 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, but nobody was hurt, according to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office.

The man reportedly fell asleep while driving north on Hwy. 65, the sheriff’s office press release stated. His vehicle left the road and struck a school bus that was at the 143rd Avenue stop sign, facing west.

The passenger car rolled over after it struck the bus and is likely a total loss, the sheriff’s office believes. The school bus sustained front end damage.

Neither driver was injured, but both reported being “shook up” by the accident. There was no passenger in the vehicle.

Brett Johnson, assistant director of communications for the Anoka-Hennepin School District, told ABC Newspapers that the school bus was on its way to Roosevelt Middle School in Blaine.

Besides the driver, there were two children and a paraprofessional on board, according to Johnson. No passengers were hurt.

Johnson said another bus came to pick up the passengers to bring them to Roosevelt Middle School.

The accident remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office.