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Truck strikes Grand Haven elementary school bus, injures five

The driver of the pickup truck that struck a Grand Haven school bus was cited. Four students suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Credit: Matt Deyoung, Grand Haven Tribune

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — A Grand Haven Area Public Schools bus was involved in a car accident on Tuesday afternoon, the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office reports.

A pickup truck collided with the school bus at the intersection of Mercury Drive and Comstock Street at 4:04 p.m. 

The bus was driving eastbound on Comstock when the Chevy Silverado struck it from behind. Police say the school bus was slowing for traffic when it was hit. 

There were around 60 students on the bus. 

Four of the children aboard were taken to Mercy Hospital by ambulance. They each suffered non-life-threatening injuries. 

The rest of the students were brought to the nearby Peach Plains Elementary School, where Mary A. White staff coordinated parent pick-up, the Grand Haven Tribune reports.

The driver of the pickup, a 49-year-old man from Grand Haven, was also injured.

The bus was transporting students from Mary A. White Elementary School at the time of the accident. 

After an investigation, truck's driver was cited for Failure to Stop in Assured Clear Distance.

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