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Nampa student taken to hospital after buses crash on Bogus Basin Road

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NAMPA, Idaho — A Nampa school district student was taken to the hospital after two school buses collided on Bogus Basin Road Thursday night, the Idaho Press-Tribune reported.

The student was treated and released to his parents.

The crash happened around 9:30 p.m. near Milepost 5, according to the Ada County Sheriff's Office.

The Nampa School District says 57 students from Lake Ridge Elementary School in Nampa were on the bus and received some bumps and bruises, according to Nampa school district superintendent David Peterson. The students were on a fifth-grade field trip sponsored by Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area.

The buses were provided by Caldwell Transportation, which declined to comment to KBOI 2News.

A school bus slid sideways on a thin layer of snow while making a right turn, according to the sheriff's office. The second bus was unable to stop and slid into the rear of the first bus. A car and an SUV collided with the second bus.

Lake Ridge Elementary School students were reunited with their parents around 1 a.m., according to Peterson.

Former Boise State University football player Aaron Tevis tweeted about the crash, saying traffic was backed up for about three hours.

Tevis told KBOI 2News he believes the guard rail prevented disaster.

"The (first) school bus would have definitely gone off the edge," he said. "And both buses were full of kids."