Accident Involving School Bus Injures Three

October 29, 2019 2:04pm

Ambulance

On Monday, October 28, 2019, at 3:58 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Highway 10 and Hickory Avenue, three miles west of Orange City, IA.

Derek Thompson, age 67, of Boone, IA, was driving a 2015 Ford Taurus eastbound on Highway 10. Nyla Harskamp, age 64, of Orange City, was driving a 2015 Thomas school bus transporting students for the Orange City Unity Christian High School, southbound on Hickory Avenue.  Harskamp stopped for the stop sign at Highway 10, drove into the intersection and the two struck.

Thompson was transported by the Orange City Ambulance to the Orange City Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Of the 11 students on the bus, two were transported by the Orange City Ambulance to the Orange City Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The Ford sustained approximately $5,000 in damage. The school bus sustained approximately $3,000 in damage.

Harskamp was cited for failing to yield from a stop sign.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Orange City Fire Department and the Orange City Ambulance.