Car driver, 16, stable after crashing into back of school bus

A teenager injured when her vehicle rear-ended a Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. bus was listed in stable condition Saturday at an Indianapolis hospital.

Lynley Arnholt, 16, Columbus, was transported by LifeLine helicopter from the crash at Gladstone Ave. and 15th Street at 3:46 p.m. Friday, Columbus police said.

Arnholt was behind a BCSC bus traveling north on Gladstone Ave., when the bus was preparing to stop to allow students to get off at 15th Street. Her Mazda passenger car hit the back of the bus, the driver’s side of Arnholt’s car colliding with the back bumper of the bus and wedging the car |underneath the bus.

Accident reconstructionists are working on the investigation into the accident, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

The eight students on the bus were not injured and were taken home by another BCSC bus.

The helicopter landed on the Greenbelt Golf Course nearby before transporting Arnholt to the hospital.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at or (812) 379-5631.