A school bus collided with a truck in western Iowa’s Audubon County about eight o’clock this (Thursday) morning, sending kids to the hospital. The bus was headed for the Audubon Community Schools when it collided with a Caterpillar service truck. Audubon superintendent Ron Dobson was at the scene.
Dobson says eleven of the 20 students on the bus and one adult had injuries serious enough that they were taken to the hospital. He says none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening — as five of the kids were treated and released. One child was airlifted to Blank Childrens Hospital in Des Moines in serious condition.
Dobson says the students that weren’t taken to the hospital were taken on to school but they’ll be monitored closely “for any post-accident problems that might come up.” He says the response to the school bus-versus-truck wreck was immediate.
Dobson says he was pleased with how quickly the ambulance services and school personnel arrived. There’s no word on the truck driver’s condition. No charges have been filed. The accident is under investigation.