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School Bus Collides with Truck

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When a school bus crashed with a pickup truck on Mississippi Highway 1, Monday, no serious injuries occurred.

Fog was the leading contributing factor for the truck accident, according to Mississippi Highway Patrol.

Superintendent of the West Bolivar School District said, the driver had just started his route and only one student was on the bus when the accident occurred.

“He was on Perthshire Road and was attempting to pull on to Hwy. 1. He was going to head south back to Gunnison, but as he pulled on the road, he collided with the pickup.”

The bus came to rest in a ditch along the highway. All involved were taken to Bolivar Medical Center for precautionary evaluation.

The student on board was a handicapped student at West Bolivar Middle School. The 14-year old is confined to a wheelchair and is secured on the bus each day.

She is already restricted to a wheel chair and is always safely locked down.” The impact happened at the front of the bus, so she was actually in less danger than the driver and bus assistant.”

The girl is doing fine other than being sore from the accident and expected to return to school next week.