New: Photos of Blan school bus accident; no injuries


By Nathan Kraatz - nkraatz@civitasmedia.com



Two trucks were involved in the accident with a Blanchester elementary school bus Monday morning. There were no reported injuries.

Two trucks were involved in the accident with a Blanchester elementary school bus Monday morning. There were no reported injuries.


The school bus and pickup truck had extensive damage.


BLANCHESTER — A Putman Elementary School bus was involved in an accident Monday morning

According to Blanchester Local Schools Superintendent Dean Lynch, who was on scene, parents were quickly notified, and he was pleased to announce no one was injured and students were soon in school.

Lynch said the children appeared to be emotionally fine, but said Blanchester Middle School social worker Rebecca Wilson and her therapy dog, Odin, would be at the school to do any needed counseling. Lynch also said Putman’s nurse was notified.

The school bus was rear-ended by a pickup truck, and that pickup truck was rear-ended by a dump truck, according to Lynch.

Harlan Township Fire & Rescue and Blanchester EMS responded to the scene.

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Two trucks were involved in the accident with a Blanchester elementary school bus Monday morning. There were no reported injuries.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/10/web1_Bus-crash-61.jpgTwo trucks were involved in the accident with a Blanchester elementary school bus Monday morning. There were no reported injuries.

The school bus and pickup truck had extensive damage.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/10/web1_Bus-Crash-tight1.jpgThe school bus and pickup truck had extensive damage.

By Nathan Kraatz

nkraatz@civitasmedia.com