HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) — One child was taken to the hospital after a school bus and another vehicle collided in Harrison Township Tuesday morning.
According to the Dayton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a Dayton Public Schools bus and a Chevrolet Equinox were involved in a crash at the intersection of Macy Street and Philadelphia Drive around 7:30 a.m.
Lt. Dallas Root with OSHP reported that a total of seven people were on the school bus including the driver. The students were all said to be in grade school.
One of the students was reportedly taken to the hospital with a “very minor injury.” The rest of the students were later taken to school by means of other district transportation.
Two people were in the Equinox at the time of the crash and both were said to be uninjured.
The school bus sustained minor surface damage and was able to be driven away from the scene.
When asked about a potential cause for the crash, Root said, “Nothing out of the ordinary, nothing aggressive in nature. Just seems to be a minor traffic violation that resulted in a minor crash.”
OSHP is continuing to investigate the crash to find out exactly what happened, but in the meantime, Root urged drivers to take caution this time of year, “Just be patient. Students are still learning their bus stops, their routes. Bus drivers are also learning their routes. They’re still fairly early in the school season.”