November 23, 2011
A crash involving a school bus and a sedan sent eight children to the hospital Wednesday morning. According to the South Bend Tribune, the accident occurred at 7:57 AM at the intersection of Ireland and Linden Roads in South Bend, Indiana.
Investigators say that a heavy fog and sun combination may have blinded the bus driver as he pulled through the intersection and out in front of a westbound sedan. The car, driven by a 31-year-old woman, collided with the side of the bus. The impact totaled her car and heavily damaged the bus. Eight children aboard the bus suffered injuries and were transported to Memorial Hospital for treatment.
An additional six students complained of injuries once they arrived at school and were immediately sent home with a parent to see a doctor. The driver of the car was also suffered back and hip pain at the scene of the crash and was taken to Memorial Hospital as well.
No charges or fault have been filed in the case yet.
According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration T-Bone and angle collisions are the second most deadly type of crash one can be involved in, just behind head-on collisions.
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