Thursday, February 5, 2009
Baby Brother's Car Wreck!
Student injured in crash with bus
PALLADIUM-ITEM • February 5, 2009
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A seat belt was credited with saving Hagerstown High School student Benjamin Wysong from more serious injuries Wednesday.
He was knocked out briefly and taken to Reid Hospital after his car slid sideways into a school bus at Teetor Road and Indiana 38 at about 9 a.m., according to a report from the Indiana State Police post in Connersville.
He was treated and released, said David Hunt, a supervisor for the hospital.
No one was hurt on the bus that was carrying three students and an aide. Wysong's Chevrolet Malibu slid on ice as he was traveling east.
The 16-year-old from Greens Fork also had cuts to a hand. "(He) had his seat belt on, which prevented serious injuries," Senior Trooper David Whitinger said in his report.
The bus being driven by Mary McGrew, 57, slowed before being struck on the front. The car spun into a ditch.
The students were checked at the scene and then transported to school by another bus after parents were notified.
Damage estimates are $8,000 for the car and $4,000 for the bus. The road was blocked and traffic rerouted around the accident scene for more than an hour.