Early morning bus wreck leaves two injured in Dexter, Mo.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

DEXTER, Mo. An early morning accident involving a Dexter school bus and a passenger van sent at least two people to the hospital today.

Preliminary reports indicated that the bus, driven by Jayne James, who is a regular driver of Bus No. 8 for the district, was eastbound on Grant Street and was proceeding through the intersection of Grant and One Mile Road at about 7:30 this morning when it struck a southbound van that was already proceeding through the intersection.

Unconfirmed reports stated that the bus driver was blind-sighted driving into the bright sunlight and did not see the van in the intersection.

A preliminary check of students by Superintendent Ken Jackson and school personnel indicated that there were no injuries to students riding on the bus, with the exception of possibly a small bump on the head of one child that did not require medical care at the scene.

At least two passengers in the van, however, were taken by the scene with injuries, though not deemed to be serious at the time of the transfer.

Victims names were not available at presstime, but will appear in Thursday's edition of the Daily Statesman.

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