Bus driver involved in recent accident not a GCCS employee, has previous incidents

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 17, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Updated Friday, Jan 18 at 6:04 AM

CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (WHAS11) -- Two Greater Clark County Schools students and a bus driver suffered minor injuries Thursday morning after their bus was hit by a flat bed truck.

According to a news release, the bus driver is an employee of the fleet contract owner. They are not directly employed by Greater Clark County Schools. 

Although the driver has had three incidents during her career that resulted in non-injury property damage claims, investigating officials have indicated that the driver was not at fault in this accident.

The release says, the contract bus driver will not transport Greater Clark students until an investigation is completed to determine whether the district will continue to utilize the driver’s services. The safety of students is Greater Clark County Schools’ top priority and parents should be confident utilizing the district’s transportation services.

The accident happened on Broadway Street near Clevidence Boulevard just off of Veteran's Parkway around 8 a.m.

GCCS assistant superintendent said 11 students heading for River Valley Middle School were aboard bus #13J when it was hit by a semi truck and the impact knocked a wheel off the bus. GCCS said the students and bus driver's injuries are "bumps and bruises."

EMS services were on the scene and transported all three to the hospital.

 

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