Indianapolis—Fox59 News has learned an IPS school bus was involved in a crash on the east side at North Euclid Avenue and East Michigan Street. We're told 16 children on board were complaining of pain after the crash. We're told 10-15 kids were taken to four area hospitals to be checked out. All of the injuries appear to be minor, "bumps and bruises" according to IFD Capt. Rita Burris.
An eight-year-old with a pre-existing heart condition was among the children taken to the hospital.
The bus was traveling on Michigan Street when it was struck by a 2002 Ford Explorer. Investigators say the 29-year-old driver failed to yield at the stop sign. The driver claimed he didn't see the bus.
The bus was transporting students from IPS School #58, located at 321 North Linwood. The ages of the children are 5-13 years. According to IFD, Principal Vicky Kelley notified the parents of the students through the Connect Ed System (automated phone notification system).
Most of the parents and their children live in the area and came directly to the scene. Others called the principal and were directed to the hospital.