• Vigo County school bus struck by car

    April 16, 2012 No comments

    Friday afternoon at 3:49PM, the Indiana State Police and the Vigo County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle crash in the 4000 block of North US 150, West Terre Haute. The crash involved a Vigo County School Corporation bus and a Honda passenger car. Light rain had just fallen in the area and the roadway sustained some slickness as a result. There were no injuries reported by anyone. 

    Preliminary investigation revealed the school bus had just dropped off a student at 4000 North US 150 when the bus was suddenly struck in the rear by the passenger car. There were 31 students aboard the bus along with the driver. Some of the students were released to parents with the remaining students off loaded onto another Vigo County School Corporation bus and transported home. 

    The 2006 Thomas built bus was driven by Michael H. Jones, age 59, of Clinton, IN. He was not cited. 

    The 1998 Honda Civic was driven by Derek A. Braun, age 17, of West Terre Haute, IN. Braun was cited for Speed too Fast to Avoid a Collision and released. 

    The crash was investigated by ISP Trooper Ted Robertson. Assisting were ISP Sergeant Joe Watts and Vigo County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Mike Anderson.

    Officials from the Vigo County School Corporation and West Vigo High School were also on the scene.

    As required by Indiana law, the school bus driver will undergo routine toxicology testing and the bus will be inspected by the Indiana State Police prior to being placed in service for transporting students.

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