BRIGHTON, Colo. (CBS4) – A bus driver who police say caused a crash which sent six children and two adults to the hospital now faces a careless driving charge. The crash happened Sept. 25 at Sable and 136th in Brighton.

All of the injuries were listed as non life-threatening.

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A Brighton 27J school bus crashed at 136th and Sable on Sept. 25, 2019. (credit: CBS)

Police say the driver, 43-year-old Christina Villareal, was tired. They say she did not test positive for drugs or alcohol.

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The bus was traveling westbound when it veered to the right. Villareal lost control, police say, and the bus slid and rolled once.

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A Brighton 27J school bus crashed at 136th and Sable on Sept. 25, 2019. (credit: CBS)

The bus was on the way to Prairie View High School where the students attend school. The children on the bus are enrolled in the special education program.

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Villareal has more than 10 years of experience.

Danielle Chavira