Central Noble Schools Bus Tips Over with 30 Students Onboard


A school bus carrying 31 students went off the road and tipped over in
northeastern Indiana Tuesday morning WANE TV reports.

According to the Noble County Sheriff’s Department, the crash happened
around 8:30 a.m. The bus was carrying students from Central Noble Elementary
School when it went off the side of Wolf Lake Road and headed downhill
into a yard.

The bus remained upright most of the way but tipped over into the yard
and ended up on its right side, police said. The school bus is equipped
with seat belts.

Three children complained of pain after the crash.

“With the pitch of the shoulder and the wet grass, the driver was
unable to regain control of the bus,” police said.

The driver went to an area hospital for a chemical test, which is standard
procedure in such crashes. Police said there was no indication of impairment
or intoxication.

First responders checked the children at the scene. The students were then
transported to Central Noble Primary School. Parents were able to meet
their children at the school.

The Central Noble Community School district released the following statement:

This morning a Central Noble Community Schools Primary Shuttle bus transporting
31 students was involved in a rollover accident. The cause of the accident
is still under investigation by the Noble County Sheriff’s Department
and the Indiana State Police.

Due to the bus being equipped with seat belts only 3 minor injuries were
reported; no students were transported by EMS. All students were transferred
to CN Primary where families were contacted.

Students safety is a priority and we are thankful for the quick response
and support by local emergency personnel.


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