No kids hurt in Hudsonville bus crash

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GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) – No students were hurt when a pickup truck collided with a Hudsonville Public Schools bus Thursday afternoon in Georgetown Township.

The wreck happened in the intersection of 28th Avenue and Baldwin Street around 1 p.m., according to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.

Dispatchers said there were “a handful” of students on the bus – Bus no. 85 – at the time of the wreck.

Sgt. Steve Austin with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office said deputies at the scene were getting conflicting stories as to who was at fault in the crash. Of five people who witnessed the crash, three said the pickup ran a red light in the intersection, and two said the driver of the school bus ran a red light.

The driver of the pickup, 59-year-old Mark Leathead of Hudsonville, had to be extricated by rescue crews. He was taken to the hospital for treatment, and released Friday.

Judith Geers, 68, of Hudsonville, was driving the bus. She was taken to Zeeland Hospital for treatment and was last reported to be in fair condition.

Deputies are still investigating the wreck.

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