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School bus involved in accident

Monday, February 2, 2009

On Monday, schools reopened and students safely returned to their classes after a winter storm provided an unscheduled three-day vacation last week.

However, one school bus experienced a slight problem while heading home.

Shortly after 8 a.m., one of the Clay Community School Corporation's buses was struck by a vehicle in an area south of the intersection of State Road 59 and White Rock Road, just south of the Brazil National Guard Armory.

Transportation Director Frank Misner and Building and Grounds Director Tom Reberger responded to the accident scene on behalf of the school corporation to assess damage.

"There weren't any children on the school bus at the time and the driver wasn't injured," Misner told The Brazil Times. "The bus wasn't damaged."

According to the Clay County Sheriff's Department, the windows of the vehicle were iced and fogged over, limiting the visibility of the unidentified driver, who accidentally crossed the centerline and hit the bus.

Deputy Josh Krause confirmed the driver didn't report any injuries to officials at the scene. He also confirmed there was a large amount of damage done to the vehicle and no citations were issued during the incident.

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This could have been much worse if children had been on that bus! Why were there no citations issued if the vehicles windows were iced and fogged over? This sounds like reckless driving.

Many people are in a hurry and do not allow time for defrosting of windows and this is exactly what happens! Someone could have really been hurt or killed because someone was in a hurry.

This is the second accident lately on 59 like this-that is how the police officer was hit.

Everyone needs to learn a lesson from this. Take the time to properly clean your windows and drive safely. Someone's loved one could have been killed.

-- Posted by knightmom on Tue, Feb 3, 2009, at 4:54 PM

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