A car crash at 30th Street and Grange Avenue left damage to a Sioux Falls bus stop near the Augustana College. But school officials tell us this isn't the first time they've seen trouble in that area.
The crash at Augustana destroyed a bus shelter, but Campus Safety Director Rick Tupper says it could've been much worse.
"In this case we are so fortunate that on any other day, generally we would've had people standing near or in that bus stop. Fortunately today (Friday) there was no school for the kids that are usually standing there. And one of the gentlemen that usually stands there decided to take a different bus that day," Tupper said.
This isn't the first time there's been trouble on this stretch of road.
"It happens frequently actually. I mean not that they hit the bus stop, but the intersection right here, there seems to be a good number of accidents," Tupper said.
"It is actually pretty dangerous. You have to like stick your nose out quite a bit to see if someone is coming because all of the cars that are parked on this side of the street. I've never actually gotten in an accident, but it's been close before," Augustana student John Doron said.
Students such as Doron say these frequent accidents make them a little uneasy while walking around campus.
"It kind of makes me feel a little less safe, if I'm walking on the street that someone might just run off the street and hit me. But I don't feel too unsafe. It's just kind of a reminder," Doron said.
"Oh yeah, that's a really scary situation. I heard there's a lot of people that hang out at the bus stop there," Augustana student Madeline Schafer said.
Unfortunately, Tupper says besides making cars park farther down the street from the parking lot entrance, there isn't a lot they can do about the dangerous intersection.
"You know, we've looked at, is there ways to improve the safety of it. And unfortunately the way the design is, there is really not a way to change it. But what we encourage anybody that's leaving our campus is this is a point where they need to use caution as they exit onto Grange Avenue," Tupper said.
Both drivers involved in the crash are said to be okay.
Tupper says the bus stop will cost the city of Sioux Falls about $9,000 to replace.