SCIPIO — A school bus from Hanover was one of three vehicles involved in a crash on State Road 7, north of Scipio.
Two school buses from the Southwestern School Corp. were in a line of northbound vehicles on Wednesday. They were going to a school function in Indianapolis at the time of the 4:40 p.m. crash.
According to the Indiana State Police, the driver of a small black vehicle at the front of the line abruptly applied the brakes and turned west onto County Road 900N.
The first school bus avoided striking the car making the turn. Two vehicles behind the bus also came to a halt without a collision.
But then, the driver of a van that had just topped a hill was unable to see the line of traffic ahead of him. Police say the van struck the rear of the second school bus and pushed it into the rear of a car.
All of the students aboard the bus, as well as the three drivers involved, were examined by medical first responders at the scene. But there were no injuries.
The motorist who caused the accident by abruptly turning off the highway was gone by the time emergency workers arrived. Investigators say they have only vague information concerning the driver and his car. The crash remains under investigation.
The Indiana State Police were assisted at the scene by Rescue 20 and members of the Geneva Township Fire Department.
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