In the fourth school bus crash in our area this week, a bus hit a basketball goal in the parking lot of Concord Junior High School shortly before 8 a.m. Three students were checked by Concord Township medics at the scene and sent on their way.
Police said the bus driver was making a U-turn, and while looking to make sure no other buses were coming he struck the goal because he did not see it.
Two students complained of neck and throat pain and the third had pain in her lower lip and teeth. The students were checked by ambulance personal and released when parents arrived, according to police. Two went to class and one went home.
There were 15 other students on the bus who were not injured.
The bus sustained damage to the front end and was leaking coolant.
School officials tell us the driver was a substitute. He'll undergo a drug test, which is standard after an accident.
So far there has been a crash in our area involving a school bus every day this week:
- A Mishawaka woman was killed Monday morning when her SUV collided head-on with a P-H-M school bus on McKinley Highway.
- Twelve elementary school students were unhurt Tuesday morning when their school bus hit a car at Olive and Lathrop streets in South Bend.
- On Wednesday, one person in a minivan received a reportedly minor injury in a collision with a South Bend school bus that was not carrying any students. That happened at Huron and South Sheridan streets.
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