Police searching for car involved in school bus crash on NW side

(Provided Photo/Pike Township Fire Department)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Police and fire officials say a bus was sideswiped by a hit-and run vehicle on the northwest side Friday morning, causing minor injuries to several students on board.

The school bus involved was from Pike Township schools, police said. The crash was near 62nd Street and Georgetown Road. It happened around 8:45 a.m.

According to Chris Bachman Deputy Chief of Pike Township Fire,  nine children received minor injuries. A total of 34 students were on the bus. Minor injuries included, neck and back pain and headaches. Injured students were taken to St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.

Deputy Bachman said the bus was traveling north on Georgetown Road when it was sideswiped by a pickup truck that cut the bus off. He said the injured students either fell out of their seat or hit the back of the seat in front of them during impact.

Police say they are investigating this at a hit-and-run crash. They were searching for the vehicle based on the description they received at the scene.

The students were on their way to Lincoln Middle School before the crash. School officials say you can call the school to find out if your child was on the bus. Their number is 317-291-9499.


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