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Minor injuries reported in school bus crash

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

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A Dodge Ram truck is wedged under the back of a South Putnam school bus following an accident on Manhattan Road Wednesday. The students on the bus, most of them high school age, were not seriously injured.
Minor "bumps and bruises" to students on a South Putnam school bus were the result of a collision with a pick-up truck on Manhattan Road Wednesday afternoon.

Officials at the scene just south of Antioch Church told the BannerGraphic the driver of a Dodge Ram pick-up ran into the back of the bus that was stopped to let off a child.

South Putnam High School Prinicpal Kieth Puckett said there were 15 students on the bus, most of them high school students. Four of the students complained of minor shoulder and back pain, but the injuries were not thought to be serious.

The driver of the truck, 29-year-old Jeffry Brown, Greencastle, told Indiana State Trooper Adam Edwards he reached down to pick up his cell phone and when he looked back up, the bus was stopped in front of him. He and his passenger were not injured.


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The use of cell phones while driving proves to be problematic again.

-- Posted by WONDER on Wed, Feb 6, 2008, at 6:28 PM


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