Students hurt in bus crash in Branch Co.

BETHEL TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Two drivers, and some students, received minor injuries after a vehicle hit the side of a bus in Bethel Township Friday afternoon.

Sheriff deputies say 49-year-old Laurie Wonders was driving a bus for Bronson Schools. She was going southbound on South Parham Road and stopped at a stop sign at the Cranson Road intersection.

Wonders didn’t see a vehicle going eastbound on Cranson Road and went into the intersection. The vehicle, driven by 75-year-old Albert Metzger, swerved to avoid hitting the bus, but collided with the bus.

Minor injuries were reported in the vehicle and the bus. Albert Metzger complained of minor pain to his right thumb. His front seat passenger and wife, 68-year-old Margie Metzger, complained of minor leg pain. A backseat passenger, 60-year-old Joan Whaley and two infants in car seats were uninjured.

Some students on the bus complained of minor bumps and scrapes. Every one of them were checked out by paramedics and sought their own treatment.

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