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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, October 09, 2019 1:00 am

3 students hurt when school bus tips over

Tires of C. Noble vehicle go off road

JIM CHAPMAN | The Journal Gazette

Three students had minor injuries when a Central Noble school bus equipped with seat belts went off the road and tipped over Tuesday morning in Noble County.

Indiana State Police said the bus was transporting about 30 children from Central Noble Elementary School in Albion to Central Noble Primary School in Wolf Lake.

The bus was traveling west/southwest on Wolf Lake Road when its tires went off the north side of the road and into a small grass shoulder just before 8:30 a.m., police said. The driver was unable to regain control and went into a yard at 2554 W. Wolf Lake Road, police said.

The driver, who police did not name, briefly kept the bus upright until it tipped over and landed on its side in the yard.

Three students complained of minor pain because of the seat belts, police said.

The driver did not appear to be impaired and showed no signs of intoxication. The driver, however, was taken to Parkview Noble Hospital for a chemical test, police said.

First responders checked the children, who were taken to Central Noble Primary School in Wolf Lake. When they arrived, they were checked again by Parkview Noble EMS and school administrators. Parents were told to meet their children at the school, police said.

The Indiana State Police Department of Transportation Division will inspect the bus. The Noble County Sheriff's Department is also investigating.

jchapman@jg.net