No injuries in school bus accident


GALION — A Galion City School District bus was involved in a minor accident with another vehicle on Wednesday. The bus was transporting elementary students home when the minor accident occurred at Galion Arms Apartments.

After making the normal stop at the apartment complex, the driver followed standard turnaround procedures. As the driver was backing up the bus, a Chevy HHR drove up behind the bus into the driver’s blind spot.

“At the time of the accident, our bus was traveling approximately 5 miles per hour,” said Galion Transportation Supervisor Jim Meyers. “The caution lights were flashing and the backup signal was operating properly at the time of the accident.”

Thirty-seven elementary students were talked to and checked by the bus driver and first responder from the Galion Police Department. No students were injured in the accident.

“Students showed no signs of concern, panic or distress according to the Galion Police Officer on the scene,” said Galion Superintendent Jim Grubbs. “We immediately dispatched a second bus to the scene to pick up the students and finish the route once we became aware of the accident. Students arrived no later than 20 minutes past their normal drop off times.”

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Staff report