No serious injuries in crash involving school bus, truck hauling livestock

MERRICK COUNTY, Neb. -- A crash involving a school bus left scary images Thursday, but fortunately no serious injuries.

The Merrick County Sheriff's Office says authorities were called Thursday afternoon to the intersection of Highway 39 and GG Road after a report of a two-vehicle accident.

On arrival, deputies found a school bus and pickup truck hauling livestock were involved.

No children were on the school bus at the time. The driver, who was wearing a seatbelt, was the only bus's only occupant.

Both drivers were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The livestock were placed in the care of a local rancher until being returned to the owner.

The bus driver was issued a citation for failure to yield.