21 Injured in School Bus Crash with Trash Truck

21 people, including 19 students, were injured and taken to area hospitals on Wednesday, March 6th after a crash involving a school bus and a Rumpke trash truck in southeastern Indiana.

None of the injuries were life-threatening, mostly minor injuries and complaints of pain, according to the Indiana State Highway Patrol.

The bus was transporting middle and high school students from South Dearborn Community School Corporation. One of the students suffered severe injuries and was taken to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, said Superintendent Eric Lows.

The hospital confirmed on Twitter that it received a student from the crash. Jordan Cole, 13, was in fair condition early Wednesday afternoon, according to the post. The parents are requesting privacy at this time.

Rumpke spokeswoman Molly Yeager Broadwater said the school bus struck the Rumpke residential truck in Aurora, Indiana, shortly after 8 A.M. March 6.

"Our driver was out of the truck at the time of the incident servicing customers; however, sustained injuries from debris and was also transported to an area hospital," she said.

"Our thoughts are with all those individuals involved," Broadwater added.

The crash remains under investigation. Indiana State Highway Patrol Sgt. Stephen Wheeles said it was too early to discuss what might have led up to the crash.

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