Students released from hospital after bus crash

FAIRPLAIN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — All 12 students who were hospitalized for minor injuries they received in a school bus crash in Montcalm County Friday morning were released by noon, according to Greenville Public Schools Superintendent Pete Haines.

(Some students who were in the bus when it flipped over)
(Some students who were in the bus when it flipped over)

The crash happened on Grow Road and South County Line, northeast of Belding, around 6:45 a.m. In a press release, Michigan State Police said the driver lost control of the bus, which flipped over and came to rest on its left side.

There were 16 middle-school students on the bus at the time.  They were mid-route when the accident happened.

Some students were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Nine students were admitted to United Memorial Hospital in Greenville for non-life threatening injuries. Three more students were taken to Sheridan Community Hospital in Sheridan.

Haines told 24 Hour News 8 the crash was caused by icy roads.

The driver was not cited, Haines said.  He has undergone a routine medical evaluation and will not be driving again until the results of those tests come back.


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