Three children injured
By John Faucher and Scott Bellile
At least six individuals are being treated following a crash involving a semi-tractor, a New London school bus and at least one other vehicle.
Area rescue personnel were dispatched to the scene shortly after 7:20 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21.
Megan Mulholland, a spokesperson for ThedaCare said a ThedaStar helicopter flew a male semi-truck driver to ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah, where ThedaCare’s trauma center is located. The driver is in “good condition.”
Mulholland said three children between the ages of 11 and 14 were being treated at ThedaCare Medical Center-New London. They are in “good condition” with minor injuries.
The bus driver and another adult were also transported to New London. Mulholland did not know their conditions.
In a statement, the School District of New London said it was working on contacting the parents of all students on the bus. Those who were not transported to the hospital were taken to school.
Parents are bringing their kids to ThedaCare Medical Center-New London’s emergency department for check-ups, Mulholland said.
A portion of U.S. Highway 45 is closed from Highway 15 to County TT. At 8:20 a.m., the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office said the road would be closed until further notice.