Five Children And Driver Injured In Bus Crash

RAINBOW CITY, Ala. (AP) - Etowah County officials are
investigating the cause of a collision between a school bus and a
pickup truck that injured five children and the bus driver.

The Gadsden Times reports that Jimmy Sewell, transportation
director for Etowah County Schools, says the bus apparently pulled
in front of the truck Tuesday afternoon.

Rainbow City Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Conklin says five
children ranging in age from 8 to 14 were taken to hospitals with
noncritical injuries. The bus driver was treated on site.

Jon Paul Campbell, assistant superintendent of Etowah County
Schools, says an additional school bus arrived to continue
transporting the children to their homes once they had been cleared
by emergency medics.

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