The Kenai Police and Fire Departments along with Central Emergency Services responded to an accident involving a school bus Monday at Mile 7.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway around 2:30 p.m, causing the highway between Beaver Loop Road and Swires Road to be closed for about an hour, according to the Kenai Police Department. There were no children on the bus, according to Tom Hyatt, Area General Manager of First Student, the bus company.
According to the Kenai Police Department, a white 1997 Subaru Legacy, was traveling east on the Kenai Spur Highway near Mile 7.5 when it crossed the center lane and struck a westbound school bus, the accident forced the bus off the road and into an electrical pole. After the collision, the Subaru collided with a silver 2007 Toyota FJC, causing minimal damage to the Toyota.
The driver of the Subaru, a 29-year-old Soldotna man was transported to Central Peninsula Hospital for non-life threatening injuries, according to the Kenai Police Department, no one else was injured in the accident.
The Kenai Police and Fire Departements responded to the accident along with Central Emergency Services. Homer Electric Association, GCI and Enstar also responded to the accident.