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One child life-lined to Riley after MCCSC school bus hits tree Thursday morning

August 12, 2021: Law enforcement and emergency workers work at the scene where an MCCSC school bus went off the road and hit a tree around 8:20 a.m. Thursday, August 12, 2021, in the 7800 block of E. Northshore Drive in Unionville, Indiana. Three students and a driver were on the school bus. One child was life-lined to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

An MCCSC school bus went off the road and hit a tree around 8:22 a.m. Thursday, according to a press release from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department. One injured bus rider was life-lined to Riley Children’s hospital, according to the MCSD.

The bus was off the road as emergency workers, and members of law enforcement worked together at the scene.

Here is the text of the entire press release:

“On Thursday, August 12th, 2021 at approximately 8:22 AM Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to the 7800 Block of East Northshore Drive for a single-vehicle accident with injuries involving a Monroe County School Corporation school bus. Central Dispatch advised emergency personnel responding to the scene that there was also possible
entrapment from at least one of the occupants of the bus.

Upon Deputies arrival to the scene, it was determined that the MCCSC school bus was the only vehicle involved in the accident and it appeared to run off of the road and struck a tree. Deputies also determined that the school bus was occupied by a total of four (4) individuals; one of which was the bus driver. The three juveniles on the bus at the time of the accident were ages 7, 9, and 12.

The bus driver, along with two of the juveniles sustained minor injuries. The other juvenile sustained more serious injuries and a lifeline helicopter was called to the scene. That juvenile was airlifted to Riley Hospital. There is no further update at this time concerning their medical condition / status.

Accident reconstructionist’s from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Indiana State Police are on scene actively working the crash scene.”

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