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NEW VIDEO: Crash in Perry Co. in December flips school bus, injures 8 students

Posted at 11:35 AM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-11 14:13:51-05

PERRY COUNTY, Ohio — Newly-released video shows a frightening crash involving a school bus in Perry County in December that left 8 students and the bus driver with non-life-threatening injuries.

On Dec. 19, a school bus carrying students was driving through the intersection of State Route 13 and State Route 204 when a Ford Mustang ran a red light and crashed into the bus, News 5 partner WSYX reports.

Both vehicles went off the road and into the guardrail. The bus then flipped onto its side.

Eight students and bus driver were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to WSYX.

The driver of the Mustang was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, including a broken back. He had a suspended license and a warrant out for his arrest.

There have been 101 crashes involving school buses in Ohio so far this year, including eight in Cuyahoga County, two in Summit County and two in Stark County, according to data from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

OSHP Crash Data
Data from the Ohio State Highway Patrol shows when and where school bus crashes have occurred so far in 2020.

View this data in full-screen here.