Thirteen people, including at least nine children, were taken for medical treatment Thursday after a school bus hit a sport utility vehicle on U.S. 395 five miles south of Gardnerville.
The accident also restricted traffic on the four-lane highway to one lane in each direction, the Nevada Highway Patrol reported.
A white Ford Excursion stopped at a red light on Riverview Road and turned southbound onto U.S. 395 at a green light when it was struck by a northbound Douglas County School District bus, the NHP reported.
Two children from the Ford Excursion were taken by Care Flight to Renown Medical Center in Reno, including one with critical injuries, the NHP said. Four other Ford Excursion occupants and seven elementary school students on the bus were taken to Carson Valley Medical Center in Douglas County, the NHP said.