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Starmont School Bus Involved in Collision

Three students suffered minor injuries in a collision involving a Starmont school bus on Tuesday morning.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy drove up on a two-vehicle accident on Highway 187 about a mile south of Arlington shortly before 8 am and discovered the crash involved a school bus and a car. 

The Sheriff’s Office says the school bus had slowed down due to a vehicle that was broken down on the side of the road when it was rear-ended by a car. Authorities say the car’s 16-year old driver did not see the bus slowing down due to the sun. 

The car was totaled.

The school bus, driven by 68-year old Janaan German of Lamont, was transporting over forty students to school at the time of the crash. They were transferred to a different bus and then transported back to Starmont, where they were all evaluated for injuries by medical staff.

Starmont Superintendent Gary Benda tells KMCH that three students – one on the bus and two in the car – suffered minor injuries, including a fractured hand, bruises from air bags and whiplash symptoms.

The Arlington Fire Department and Arlington Ambulance assisted the Sheriff’s Office at the scene. 

The accident remains under investigation.

 

 

photos courtesy of Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

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