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Two students hurt in bus accident in Detroit Lakes

Detroit Lakes police officer Wayne Tolbert, left, looks over an accident scene Wednesday morning with commercial vehicle accident investigators after an SUV hit a Detroit Lakes School bus on Roosevelt Ave in front of the high school. (Brian Basham/DL Newspapers)

A Detroit Lakes school bus was rear-ended Wednesday morning near the high school in an accident that sent two high school students to the hospital.

Detroit Lakes Police Chief Kel Keena said that the bus from Schlutz Garage that was heading to the high school was in the northbound lane on Roosevelt Avenue and about to turn east on James Street.

A sports utility vehicle hit the bus as the driver was waiting for pedestrians to cross the street.

The students were taken to St. Mary's Innovis Hospital after complaining of pain related to the accident. One was taken to the hospital from the scene after complaints related to neck pain and another was taken after complaining of pain after arriving at school.

The bus driver was also taken to the hospital for alcohol and drug screening tests that commercial drivers are required to undergo after an accident.