Bus in multiple-vehicle crash
A multiple vehicle chain reaction accident occurred on North Main Street near 13th Street in Clintonville on Thursday morning, Jan. 19.
A vehicle driven by Ellen LeGrave, 37, Clintonville, was stopped in traffic behind another vehicle when her vehicle was rear-ended by a school bus driven by Richard Anderson, 70, Clintonville.
Anderson was distracted by disruptive students on the bus and was unable to stop before hitting the vehicle in front of him.
When the bus hit LeGrave’s vehicle, which contained six occupants, it was pushed into the vehicle in front of it, driven by Karen Grunewald, 29, Caroline.
Another vehicle, driven by Corinne Opperman, 47, New London, then rear-ended the bus because Opperman was unable to stop on the slippery roads.
There were 38 students on the bus, ranging from age 6 to 17. They were all checked for injuries at the scene by Clintonville Area Ambulance Service personnel. They were then taken to the middle school, where they were again checked by emergency officials.
Three students were transported by ambulance to a local hospital for possible injuries. Police Chief Terry Lorge said no serious injuries were reported.
The accident remains under investigation and citations are pending.