Ft. Collins woman’s condition improving after crashing into school bus

Five people were injured when a Toyota sedan slammed into the back of a Poudre Valley School District bus in Larimer County on Friday, April 18, 2014. (Credit: Sky2)

Five people were injured when a Toyota sedan slammed into the back of a Poudre Valley School District bus in Larimer County on Friday, April 18, 2014. (Credit: Sky2)

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — The driver of the vehicle that slammed into the back of a Poudre School District bus Friday morning was reported by medical officials to be in good condition Sunday.

A nursing supervisor with the Medical Center of the Rockies confirmed Sunday afternoon that 24-year-old Ashlie Dickerson of Fort Collins was in good condition and improving after her vehicle collided into the back of a parked school bus.

The incident occurred at 1125 E. Larimer County Road 82, near the intersection with Larimer County Road 15 Friday morning.

Colorado State Patrol received a call about the accident at about 6:45 a.m.

Crews arrived on scene to discover Dickerson’s Toyota Solara wedged under the back of the school bus.

Dickerson was airlifted to the hospital, according to CSP.

Three children on the bus were taken by ambulance to Poudre Valley Hospital with minor to moderate injuries. The bus driver, who was identified as 53-year-old Janet Daubert, was also taken to Poudre Valley Hospital by ambulance with more serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The Poudre School District said in a statement Friday afternoon that the three students and the bus driver were treated and released from the hospital. It said nine children were on the bus that was en route to Eyestone Elementary School and Wellington Middle School when the crash happened.

The bus had slowed to pick up a passenger and had it’s yellow lights on, a CSP spokesman said.

Troopers believe sun glare may have played a role in the crash.  There were not skid marks from the sedan suggesting the driver did not realize the bus had slowed down, the spokesman said.

As of Sunday afternoon, CSP had not released any new information regarding the investigation.