Wawasee school bus runs red light, strikes dump truck

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email
Seven students and two adults have been released after treatment at a hospital after a school bus collided with a dump truck in northern Indiana.

(Photo: Norma Lopez via Stacey Page Online)

SYRACUSE, Ind. (AP) - Seven students and two adults have been released after treatment at a hospital after a school bus collided with a dump truck in northern Indiana.

Wawasee Community School Corp. Director of Curriculum Joy Goshert says a bus carrying 47 Wawasee Middle School students and two adults collided with the truck at an intersection along U.S. 30 while on a field trip.

According to Sergeant Trent Smith, the school bus driver had a red light but failed to stop, striking the side of the dump truck, which had a green left turn arrow.

Six students complained of pain and were transported to a hospital in Plymouth, where they were treated for injuries and released.

Goshert says that after the crash, all of the students returned to the school in Syracuse, about 30 miles southeast of South Bend, where they were met by school nurses while their parents were notified.

The field trip to a water park was a reward for students who worked during the school year on positive behavior.

(Photo: Wendy Shepherd via Stacey Page Online)


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