You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Police and fire

  • Mobile home fire sends 1 to hospital
    A fire at a mobile home this afternoon sent one person to the hospital.  Fort Wayne firefighters were called to the home, 5716 Kelso Lane, just before 1:30 p.
  • Help sought in identifying robbery suspects
    The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking for help in identifying two people who are suspected of robbing the Sparky Mart BP station, 4935 Bluffton Road.
  • Stun gun used as mom flees police
    With her young children yelling “Stop, mommy,” police chasing Paris Laramore eventually had to use a stun gun against her, they said.
Advertisement
Cathie Rowand/The Journal Gazette
A car collided with a Fort Wayne Community Schools bus this morning at the intersection of North Clinton Street and East State Boulevard

Woman seriously injured after car collides with FWCS bus

A crash between a car and a school bus at State Boulevard and Clinton Street Tuesday morning seriously injured one woman and blocked traffic at the intersection for more than an hour.

Police said the school bus was traveling south in the far left lane on Clinton Street when a newer Honda Accord apparently ran a red light and hit the side of the bus just in front of the rear wheel. The bus was pushed off the road and against a retaining wall by the impact. The car, meanwhile, smashed in much of the lower side of the bus, knocked off its drive shaft and other parts.

The driver of the car, described only as a young woman, was trapped in the wreckage for a short time. Rescue personnel had to tear the roof and doors off the car to get her out. She was taken to a local hospital in serious condition, police said.

There were no children on the school bus, which was on its way to Anthis Career Center to pick up students and take them to Northrop High School. The bus driver was shaken, school officials said, but not injured.

Bob Rinearson, supervisor of safety and student management for the Fort Wayne Community Schools, said he had never seen such damage to a school bus after an accident.

fgray@jg.net

Advertisement