A 21-year-old Olympia man is facing criminal charges after his car crashed into a school bus, injuring six children on Jan. 20.
Robert E. Rogers Jr. is charged with driving with a suspended license, and is scheduled to appear in Olympia Municipal Court on Feb. 3. According to the Olympia Police Department, he also was issued driving infractions for crossing the center line and driving without insurance.
Rogers had been traveling south on Cooper Point Road at about 8 a.m. when he crossed the center line, said Lt. Paul Lower of the Olympia Police Department. The northbound bus swerved to avoid the oncoming car, so the car collided with the driver’s side of the bus.
About 40 students from Marshall Middle School were on the bus, Lower said. Some children were transported to local hospitals, but all of the injuries were non-life threatening.