Four pupils, driver injured in bus accident

TORONTO — Four pupils from the Edison Local School District and a school bus driver were injured Thursday morning after an accident involving a dump truck and a bus at the intersection of county Road 47 and state Route 152, according to various sources.

The accident occurred shortly after 8 a.m. as pupils were being transported to school. According to Keith Murdock, Trinity Health System spokesman, the pupils and driver were transported to Trinity Medical Center West for treatment. Their conditions were not available.

Patrolman Anthony Porreca of the Toronto Police Department was on the scene and said it appeared the dump truck ran into the rear of the bus.

“It was a significant crash,” said Porreca, adding he believed the bus was going to Stanton Elementary School. “No major injuries, but it was significant.”

Porreca also said a fifth pupil also was possibly transported to the hospital.

Those responding to the accident include the Ohio Highway State Patrol; TEMS Joint Ambulance District; Toronto Police; the Knoxville, Empire, Stratton volunteer fire departments; and other area first responders.

Porreca said responders on the scene were “doing a good job. The kids were scared, but it was very orderly. The safety personnel did a great job keeping the kids calm.”