Car rear-ends school bus; 4 with minor injuries

The car driven by a "distracted" teen driver that rear-ended a school bus. (Jan. 20, 2015)


NELSON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Four people sustained minor injuries when a car rear-ended a school bus just east of Cedar Springs Tuesday afternoon.

Emergency responders on the scene where a bus crashed near Cedar Springs. (Jan. 20, 2015)
(Emergency responders on the scene of the crash.)

The crash happened just before 3 p.m. at the intersection of 17 Mile Road NE and Shaner Avenue NE in Nelson Township.

A “distracted” teen driver rear-ended the Cedar Springs Public Schools bus when it stopped to let off a student, Kent County Sheriff’s Office officials on the scene told 24 Hour News 8. The car became pinned under the back of the bus.

The people who were in at-fault car — both 16-year-old Cedar Springs students — and one student riding the bus sustained minor injuries and were taken to the hospital for treatment.

The other about 20 middle and high school students on the bus were picked up by another bus and taken home.

The bus’s lights were activated when it stopped, the sheriff’s department said..

Neither drugs nor alcohol are believed to be factors in the crash. The sheriff’s department said it may charge the at-fault driver at a later date after reviewing their investigation.

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