Heavy fog is getting part of the blame for an accident this morning in central Iowa that involved a school bus and a semi-truck. Greene County Sheriff Tom Heater says the crash happened about 7:15 AM near Grand Junction at the intersection of County Road E-53 and Highway 30.
There were no children on board the bus. The bus driver and the semi driver were both injured. The bus driver was taken to the Greene County Medical Center and then transferred to a Des Moines hospital. The semi driver refused treatment at the scene. No names have been released. Sheriff Heater says weather conditions were definitely a factor in the crash.
Heater says, "Due to the fog, the semi was westbound on 30 and the school bus was stopped at a stop sign and was trying to proceed eastbound onto 30 at the time of the accident but due to the fog, she pulled out and didn’t see the semi coming." He says charges are pending but the investigation is still incomplete.