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School Bus Driver Injured in Rollover Crash

Posted on July 12, 2017

LEEDS TOWNSHIP, Wis. — A school bus driver here suffered from minor injuries on Tuesday after he veered off of a sharp curve in foggy conditions and his bus rolled over and came to rest on its side in a corn field.

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office dispatch center received a report that a school bus had left the roadway and rolled over, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office. Upon arriving at the scene, emergency personnel determined that there were no children aboard the bus.

The bus was traveling west on Highway 60, approaching the intersection of Highway 51 on a sharp curve. The area was heavy with fog and visibility was limited at the time, according to the news release. The driver was unable to negotiate the curve and entered a steep ditch. The bus rolled over and eventually came to rest on its right side in a corn field. Highway 60 was shut down for approximately two hours for emergency vehicles as well as for the removal of the school bus.

The bus driver received minor injuries and was transported to the hospital. The 2017 International school bus is owned by Oconomowoc Transport Co.

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash.

Related Topics: school bus crash, weather, Wisconsin

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