Safety

11 Students Injured in Indiana School Bus Crash

Nicole Schlosser
Posted on March 8, 2018

ELKHART, Ind. — Nearly a dozen students here suffered minor injuries when a school bus was involved in a crash on Wednesday morning.

A Baugo Community Schools bus was taking 47 elementary and intermediate students to school when the crash occurred, school officials told WSBT 22. Police told the news source that traffic came to a halt but the bus was unable to stop, and it crashed into a semi tractor-trailer. Eleven students were taken to the hospital for further evaluation and were treated and released, according to a news release from the school district.

School administrators rode on the ambulances with the students to comfort them and act on their behalf until parents could get to the hospital, according to the news release. Several parents were on scene at the hospital before their children arrived.

Many of the students returned to school. Parents of all of the students on the bus, whether they went to the hospital or not, were contacted through phone calls about the crash. The district will also provide extra counseling services at both schools in the coming days to assist students who have been impacted by the crash.

The district also said in the news release that it will continue to review the details of the incident and will take steps to ensure that students are safe.

“We are so grateful to the professionals in our schools, the city and county police forces, and all of the first responders who acted quickly with empathy and respect,” the release stated. “School personnel acted quickly and professionally, as they have been trained to do in these sort of scenarios.”

Police told WSBT 22 that slippery road conditions may have played a role in the crash, but they are not sure whether that was the only factor.

Related Topics: Indiana, school bus crash

Nicole Schlosser Managing Editor
Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
Hawaii Gov. David Ige (shown center right in red shirt), joined by staff members from school bus service providers Roberts Hawaii and TransPar, and officials from the Hawaii State Department of Education, recognized National School Bus Safety Week with a proclamation ceremony. 
Photo

PHOTOS: National School Bus Safety Week in Pictures

An official ceremony with a work of art, refresher training, and a visit from a mascot were some of the ways school transportation providers and suppliers marked NAPT’s National School Bus Safety Week.

The NCST’s writing committees are seeking subject matter experts and public comment as they prepare for the 2020 Congress. Murrell Martin (shown left) and Bill Loshbough are shown here leading a discussion at NCST 2015.
News

NCST Writing Committees Seek Input

The National Congress on School Transportation’s writing committees are seeking subject matter experts and public comment as they prepare for the 2020 Congress. 

News

Man Accused of Trying to Hijack School Bus

Christopher Martinez of California allegedly steps onto the school bus with students aboard, and says he is driving to a mission, police say. He is charged with attempted carjacking.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from SBF delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the school bus industry and don't miss a thing!