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Cardinal Local Schools bus driver cited for minor 2-vehicle crash Thursday morning; no students injured

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Posted at 11:33 AM, Sep 14, 2023

A Cardinal Local Schools bus driver transporting 15 elementary school students was cited for a minor two-vehicle crash Thursday morning, Ohio State Highway Patrol officials said. No one was injured, and the bus is back in service, the superintendent said.

The crash happened at about 8:30 a.m. at Chipmunk Lane and Georgia Road in Burton Township, according to OSHP. The bus was carrying students, ages 5 to 9, to A.J. Jordak Elementary School.

According to OSHP, the bus was traveling north on Chipmunk Lane and failed to yield to the right of way after stopping at a stop sign and attempting to make a right turn onto Georgia Road. The bus struck a Nissan Versa traveling east on Georgia Road on the rear passenger side.

The school bus driver was cited for failure to yield from a stop sign, according to OSHP.

The bus and the Nissan received minor damage, but both vehicles were able to be driven away from the scene, highway patrol officials said.

The crash remains under investigation.

The district posted this message on its website:

"Cardinal Local School District and their Families: This morning, one of our buses experienced a minor accident while enroute to school. All families of the students that were involved have been communicated with, and have reached their destination. If you have any questions please contact JES Building at 440.632.0261 x2 (Jordak Elementary School) or 440.632.0261 x6 (Transportation)."

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