injured in school bus crash
students from the Jac-Cen-Del School Corporation didnt make
it to school Monday morning, but were instead taken to the Margaret
Mary Community Hospital after the bus they were riding on was
involved in a crash.
According to information from Sgt. Noel Houze of the Indiana State
Police Versailles District, the crash occurred Monday morning
about 7:30 a.m. when the bus driven by Dorothy J. Huskey, 60,
of Osgood, failed to yield, pulling out into the path of a dump
Huskey is reported to have been traveling westbound on County
Road 400 North at the intersection of SR 129 when she pulled out
onto SR 129 into the path of a southbound 2005 dump truck being
operated by Matthew T. McQueen, 28 of West Harrison.
Police say the dump truck struck the school bus, which caused
it to spin 180 degreed where the bus rolled off the east side
of SR 129. The dump truck came to rest in the ditch on the west
side of SR 129.
Information from the police report shows that both drivers were
injured and were transported to Margaret Mary Community Hospital
in Batesville. McQueen was treated and released. Huskey was going
to be held overnight at the hospital due to possible rib fracture.
Ten students were taken by ambulance to the hospital with minor
injuries and were expected to be treated and released on Monday.
Four other students who were on the bus were originally believed
to be uninjured, but were also taken to the hospital by private
vehicles for treatment.
Police say most of the students' injuries were complaints of pain
with a couple students requiring stitches for minor lacerations.
The crash remains under investigation. Assisting Sgt. Dan Goris
at the scene was Master Trooper James Ponsler and Senior Trooper
Chris Clark of the Indiana Sate Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
Division. Also assisting was Trooper Joe Prather, Ripley County
Sheriffs deputies and Milan Police.
This JCD school bus landed on the opposite
side of SR 129 after being involved in a crash on Monday
morning with a dump truck, pictured on the other side of
the highway. The bus pulled into the path of the dump truck
causing it to spin 180 degrees. Fourteen students were injured
along with both drivers.