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Bus runs off road in city
No one seriously hurt
A school bus ran off the side of Church Street in Martinsville on Tuesday. The bus was carrying three students, a paraprofessional aide and the driver when it hit a utility pole and went down an embankment. None of the children were hurt, and both adults were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The cause of the accident has not been determined. See story, Page 5-A. (Bulletin photo by Mike Wray)
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The Henry County School bus involved in an accident in Martinsville on Tuesday was enroute to a program in the city, according to Melany Stowe, a spokesperson for the school division.
She did not know what type of program the bus was traveling to when it ran off the right side of the road around 8 a.m. Tuesday.
It hit a utility pole and went down an embankment.
At the time, the bus was traveling eastbound on Church Street, nearing the intersection with Jackson Street, Martinsville Police Capt. Eddie Cassady said.
Bus 10 was transporting three students, a paraprofessional aide and the driver, Stowe said in a release.
School nurses examined all five at the scene, and they also were taken to Memorial Hospital in Martinsville where they were examined, according to Stowe and Cassady.
Stowe said the students were found to have no injuries and their “parents came and got” them at the hospital.
The two employees were treated for non life-threatening injuries, Stowe said. One was released fairly early Tuesday, according to Stowe, who said medical personnel “expected the other adult” to also be released.
The damage estimate and other details were not available Tuesday.
The Martinsville Police Department is continuing to investigate the accident.