Archive for Wednesday, April 2, 2003

Accident involves district bus

April 2, 2003

A Baldwin City school bus carrying 24 students was hit from behind during a stop last week.

The bus was stopped on U.S. Highway 59 a half-mile north of the Franklin-Douglas County line when it was struck from behind by a minivan driven by a 49-year-old Princeton woman March 25, according to Kathy Tate, Douglas County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman.

The bus was northbound when it stopped at 54 E. 1250 Road and had its stop arm extended and warning lights flashing when it was struck by the minivan

The bus driver and the students on board were not injured. The driver was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Supt. James White said the bus' bumper was bent in the collision.

He said it's unusual for a Baldwin bus to be involved in an accident.

"We have very careful and cautious drivers," White said. "We have very few bus accidents."

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