The Latest: Boy, 13, in fair condition after bus crash
AURORA, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on a school bus crash in southeastern Indiana (all times local):
A 13-year-old boy who suffered serious injuries when a school bus collided with a garbage truck in southeastern Indiana is in fair condition at a Cincinnati hospital.
Jordan Cole was taken to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center following Wednesday morning’s crash
Hospital spokesman Jim Feuer says Cole was in fair condition Wednesday afternoon and his parents are requesting privacy.
State Police Sgt. Stephen Wheeles says 22 students were on the South Dearborn Community School Corporation bus when it struck a garage truck that had stopped along State Road 350 near Aurora, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of Cincinnati.
Wheeles says 18 students were taken to hospitals, most for minor injuries, and a parent later took at least one additional student to a hospital to be checked out.
The crash remains under investigation.
Authorities say a total of 20 people were injured when a school bus collided with a garbage truck in Indiana, including a student taken to a hospital with serious injuries.
Indiana State Police Sgt. Stephen Wheeles says preliminary information indicates 18 students, the bus driver and the garbage truck driver were hurt in the Wednesday morning crash near Aurora. Wheeles says most needed treatment for minor injuries and pain.
Eric Lows is the superintendent of South Dearborn Community School Corporation. He says the bus was carrying mostly middle school and high school students.
Lows says one student was seriously hurt and taken to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. No additional details about the student were immediately available.
Aurora is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of Cincinnati.
Authorities say at least 19 students are hurt after a school bus collided with a garbage truck in Indiana.
State Police Sgt. Stephen Wheeles says the crash occurred Wednesday morning near the city of Aurora, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of Cincinnati.
South Dearborn Community School Corporation Superintendent Eric Lows tells WCPO-TV that first responders transported one of the 19 students to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
The South Dearborn Community School Corporation said in a statement the accident happened about 8 a.m. along Highway 350.
A spokeswoman for Rumpke Waste & Recycling tells the Cincinnati Enquirer that a school bus struck a Rumpke residential truck. She says the garage truck driver was not inside the vehicle when the collision occurred, but that the driver was injured by crash debris.