Update: Students injured in bus crash

 "This morning bus #237 which was transporting high school students was hit after a driver of a car ran a stop sign and hit the school bus at the intersection of U.S. 20 and Pine Road.  There were 16 students on the bus from Adams, Clay, Riley and Washington high schools.  The bus takes students to Washington and those students from other high schools are then transported to their school."

 
"All parents of the students were notified at the scene.  One student was taken to the hospital by ambulance at the parent’s request, and another parent picked up their child at the scene.  The other students were taken by bus #826 to school."

South Bend, Ind. Five students were injured after a bus crash on U.S. 20 and Pine Rd. in St. Joseph County, around 7 a.m. Thursday.

One student had to be taken to the hospital.

A South Bend Community Schools bus headed eastbound on U.S. 20 and a mini van driving north on Pine Rd. collided at the intersection. The bus spun 180 degrees and wound up facing westbound.

There's no word yet on any injuries to the mini van driver, and names have not been released at this time.

Sixteen students and a bus driver were on board the bus.

SBCSC's Director of Communications Sue Coney released the following statement, further detailing the events of the accident:

"This morning bus #237 which was transporting high school students was hit after a driver of a car ran a stop sign and hit the school bus at the intersection of U.S. 20 and Pine Road. There were 16 students on the bus from Adams, Clay, Riley and Washington high schools. The bus takes students to Washington and those students from other high schools are then transported to their school."

"All parents of the students were notified at the scene. One student was taken to the hospital by ambulance at the parent’s request, and another parent picked up their child at the scene. The other students were taken by bus #826 to school."

To watch video of the bus being towed away from the scene, click below:



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