(ISHPEMING, MI.)–Eleven children were treated and released from UP Health System Hospital after a school bus vs passenger car accident Wednesday morning.
Investigators say a 25-year-old Marquette woman was driving a passenger car westbound on US-41 and an Ishpeming Public Schools bus, carrying elementary-aged children, was northbound on Hickory Street when the two collided. The school bus driver, a 24-year-old Ishpeming man, attempted to cross US-41, pulling directly into the path of the oncoming passenger car. The car collided with the passenger side of the bus, which pushed the bus into a nearby utility pole.
Both vehicles were towed from the scene.
Eleven children on the bus were injured in the collision, most minor in nature, and none were life-threatening. They were all treated and released. The driver of the Avenger was also injured in the crash and admitted to the hospital for treatment however, her injuries were also considered non-life-threatening.
Ishpeming police were assisted by the Ishpeming Fire Department, U.P. Health System EMS, Michigan State Police, MSP Motor Carrier Unit, the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office and the Marquette County Rescue Unit.