School bus crashes in parking lot
MUNCIE, IN - No students were seriously injured when a school bus crashed into a light pole at Northside Middle School Tuesday morning.
The bus driver along with 22 students were taken to I.U. Health Ball Memorial Hospital for treatment following the crash, and Muncie police reported no serious injuries. The crash happened around 7:30 a.m.
About half of the students who wre injured were put on backboards and transported by ambulances, according to Tim Hutson, county emergency medical service director.
Muncie police Sgt. Bruce Qualls was on the scene investigating and was assisted by Indiana State Police who were inspecting the bus for any mechanical problems.And the driver was given a field sobriety test.
The driver, Lane Warren, 44, Alexandria, told police that he was distracted by a roudy student in the back of bus. As he watched the youth in the mirror, he drove the bus into the light pole. Qualls said the students besides the the driver were treated and released, and there were no charges.No mechnical problems were found with the bus that is operated by M&M Bus Company.
About half of the students who were injured were put on backboards and transported by ambulances, according to Tim Hutson, county emergency medical service director.. The rest who complained of pain from the sudden stop were taken by bus. Muncie firefighters also were on the scene assisting emergency medical and paramedic crews.