20 Injured in Indiana School Bus-Trash Truck Collision

A school bus crash in Aurora, Indiana on March 6 injured 20 people, including 18 students who were taken to the hospital. (Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Police.)

Twenty people were injured after a school bus and a Rumpke trash truck crashed this week in southeastern Indiana, reported Cincinnati.com.


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The article reported that a school bus struck a Rumpke residential truck in Aurora, Indiana. A student said the driver of the bus turned around to show his passengers a stitch in the back of his head, and that is when the collision occurred.

The bus driver and 18 students were transported to various hospitals for mostly minor injuries and complaints of pain. One student suffered severe injuries and was taken to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, noted the article.

The truck driver was outside of his vehicle at the time of the incident but sustained minor injuries from the debris.

Most of the students were middle and high school age. The crash is under investigation.