School bus crash sends two students to hospital

Crews on the scene of a bus crash near Kahoka, Mo., Tuesday afternoon (Photo courtesy: The Media)

Two northeast Missouri students were taken to the hospital after a school bus crash Tuesday afternoon.

According to The Media newspaper in Kahoka, two Clark County R-1 students were transported to the Ft. Madison Community Hospital.

The online crash report shows that that a pickup truck driven by a 17-year-old rear-ended the school bus while it was stopped to offload students just after 3:30 p.m. on Highway 136 about three miles east of Kahoka.

The Media reports that the Clark County school district initially sent out a notification stating that there were no injuries, but as the bus was being cleared, two students complained of neck and back pain. A third student received a bloody nose, and was treated at the scene.

The parents of all students were notified.

Clark County R-1 Superintendent Ritchie Kracht told The Media that the school bus was rear-ended at highway speed.

“It looks like we got lucky,” Kracht told The Media. “The seats did what they’re supposed to do.”

The driver of the pickup was wearing his seatbelt, and was taken to Unity Point Hospital in Keokuk, Iowa, with minor injuries.

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