Pickup truck rear-ends school bus carrying 21 in Kenosha County
KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Kenosha Sheriff's Department says a parked school bus with 21 people on board was rear-ended by a truck Wednesday morning.
It happened around 7:30 a.m., in the 8800 block of 388th Avenue (County Highway P) in the town of Randall. The bus was on its way to Randall Consolidated School when it was hit.
No one reported injuries on the scene, but two students later received treatment for minor injuries. They're expected to be OK. The driver of the pickup truck, a 44-year-old man from Twin Lakes, also sustained minor injuries.
Fifth-grader Nadia Hansen and her sister Auden were two of the students on the school bus when it was hit.
"Immediately the car flew just super duper fast into the bus," said Auden.
"The bottom of the bus window, it shattered," Nadia added. "And their window shattered."
Authorities say the school bus had stopped to pick up a student and was displaying its stop sign and warning lighting. The Kenosha County Sheriff's Office says the driver should've noticed the warning signs and came to a stop. Instead, he barreled into the back of the bus.
Nadia and Auden say drivers speed past their bus stop all the time.
"I'm surprised we haven't gotten hit yet, because they fly by so fast," Nadia said.
The school bus was able to drive away from the scene, and the students were taken to school as usual. But the Sheriff's Office says this crash could have been much more serious, and they're warning drivers to pay attention behind the wheel.
"Kids are getting on the bus, I see cars flying by every day," said parent Scott Martin. "Just slow down. Pay attention."
"I don't want one time to see my sister to be walking across the road and get hit by a car," said Nadia.
The investigation concluded that inattentive driving was the predominate factor in the crash.