No injuries reported in Cloverdale bus crash
CLOVERDALE -- All 21 students onboard a Cloverdale Community Schools bus that crashed Thursday morning escaped unscathed.
The accident happened about 9:30 a.m. on Owen Park Road just off U.S. 231.
"(The bus) slid down a hill and hit a tree," said Rob Schroer, Cloverdale Community Schools transportation director.
Schroer said seven children -- all middle school students -- were taken to Putnam County Hospital for evaluation, and all had been released by early afternoon Thursday.
"They were shook up for a little while until they knew they weren't going to slide anymore," Shroer said.
The bus involved was No. 28, driven by Shannon McGuire. All the students were elementary and middle schoolers, Schroer said.
Shroer said all parents were notified within a half-hour of the accident.
"We have a bus student list and assigned seats, so we knew who to call," he said.
Schroer doesn't know yet if the bus can be repaired.
"It wasn't a very pretty sight," he said. "I haven't had it checked out yet, but it's in pretty rough shape."
Troopers from the Bloomington Post of the Indiana State Police responded to the accident.