DUNBAR – A Nebraska City school bus carrying 42 passengers, including 38 fourth-grade students from Hayward Elementary and 4 adults, wound up in a south ditch along Highway 2 after a colliding with a Ford Fusion at the intersection of Highway 67 near Dunbar Wednesday afternoon.
According to the Nebraska State Patrol, the passenger car was attempting to turn from Hwy 2 onto southbound Hwy 67 when it struck the public school’s bus traveling eastbound around 2:45 p.m. Airbags were deployed in the car.
21 students suffered minor injuries. The other 17 children and 4 adults were uninjured.
The students were returning from a field trip in Lincoln. Two other buses involved in the field trip transported the passengers from the disabled bus to CHI Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Nebraska City for observation.
Students were reunited with parents at the hospital, according to a release from Nebraska City Public Schools.
The driver of the Ford Fusion, an adult female, was transported to Syracuse Area Health Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.
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