No students were injured after two trucks collided and slid into a Clinton-Massie school bus late Thursday afternoon, according to CM Superintendent Matt Baker.
“Students are being transferred on to another bus and being brought to school for parent pick-up,” he stated to the News Journal.
The district posted on its Facebook page:
“A OneCall was just sent out to elementary parents regarding an accident that occurred near a bus. The bus must now stay on scene until it is released by the State Highway Patrol. No one on the bus was injured. An elementary administrator has been sent out to the scene to help speak to the students about the process they are going through. We will send out an update when we have more information. The bus garage direct line is 937-289-2649. Again no one was injured on the bus.”
The Clinton-Warren Joint Fire District posted on their Facebook page Thursday evening:
“CWJFD was called to the intersection of US 22 @ Clarksville Rd in Warren county for a report of a truck vs School Bus. S61, R/E61 and Chief 60 responded. Mutual aid was auto requested from Salem Morrow (Medic 71, Engine 71) and Wilmington FD (Medic 1, Engine 1, Chief 48). Careflight was put on standby as a precaution. Dispatch at this time updated the incident to 3 vehicle accident with confirmed entrapment. Chief 60 arrived on scene with three vehicles with heavy damage and multiple patients.
“Chief 60 along with Chief 48 established US 22 Command.S61 began to assess patients per severity of injuries. At this time all mutual aid arrived and assisted in scene securement and patient care. Multiple representatives from Clinton Massie Local Schools were on site to communicate with parents and staff. S67 was requested to respond to Clinton Massie Elementary School to set up an additional command post.
“Patients from the bus were evaluated and assisted from the wrecked bus to a safe bus to get out of the weather and return to waiting parents at the secondary command post. Multiple patient refusals were obtained by crews and a total of two patients were transported to a local hospital for further evaluation. No children on the bus were transported. The bus drive was transported as a precaution and suffered only minor injuries. Salem Morrow was released to assist Clinton-Warren on an additional medic run crews received at the time of the accident. Crews remained on scene to assist OSP with traffic control and scene securement.
“We would like to extend our thanks to Wilmington FD, Salem Morrow FD, Warren CO SO and communications, Clinton County Communications, Clint Massie Local schools, OSP and ODOT. Everyone did an outstanding job and we were able to handel both incidents without a delay of care to all district residents!
“This incident is a very unfortunate incident. It also is a good display of why mutual aid is utilized on complex incidents throughout the district. No delay of care and the district residents get the same professional and proficient services they deserve!”