Serious injuries avoided in bus rollover accident

(TUSCOLA COUNTY) – A rollover accident Monday morning,

involving a school bus loaded with students, caused some anxious moments and sent several people to the hospital for medical treatment.

According to the Tuscola County Sheriff Department, a school bus transporting several students from the Fairgrove/Akron Schools were enroute to the Tech Center in Caro at the time of the crash.

Deputies say the bus was traveling east when it was struck by a southbound vehicle.

The driver of a 2015 Chevrolet Trax, a 38-year-old woman from Fairgrove, had stopped at an intersection before continuing into the crossing and striking the bus.

The bus driver, a 35-year-old Reese woman, lost control of the bus due to a broken axle causing the bus to leave the roadway and overturning in a ditch.

Four students were treated at area hospitals for non-life threatening injuries while the bus driver was also transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The driver of the passenger vehicle refused treatment.

Deputies were assisted by the Caro Police an d Fire Departments along with EMS units from MMR and ACW Ambulance.

The accident remains under investigation.