Man critical, airlifted after Columbus crash involving school bus

Emergency crews work to pull a car out from under a school bus after an accident at the intersection of Marr Road and 10th Street in Columbus, Ind., Wednesday, May 18, 2016. The motorist was transported to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis by LifeLine. There were no children on the bus at the time of the accident. (Photo Courtesy: The Republic/Mike Wolanin)

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) — A man was airlifted to the hospital after a Columbus crash involving a school bus Wednesday afternoon.

He is in critical condition at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Emergency crews were called to 10th Street and Marr Road around 2:15 p.m.

A car drove underneath the back of a bus waiting for the 10th Street light to change, witnesses told 24-Hour News 8 partner The Republic.

The bus, No. 166 on its way to Clifty Creek Elementary School, was empty at the time of the accident, police told The Republic, and the driver was not hurt.

The car driver, 50-year-old Donald Atwood of Columbus, was airlifted to the hospital.

Emergency crews work to pull a car out from under a school bus after an accident at the intersection of Marr Road and 10th Street in Columbus, Ind., Wednesday, May 18, 2016. The motorist was transported to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis by LifeLine. There were no children on the bus at the time of the accident. (Photo Courtesy: The Republic/Mike Wolanin)
Emergency crews work to pull a car out from under a school bus after an accident at the intersection of Marr Road and 10th Street in Columbus, Ind., Wednesday, May 18, 2016. The motorist was transported to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis by LifeLine. There were no children on the bus at the time of the accident. (Photo Courtesy: The Republic/Mike Wolanin)
Emergency crews work to pull a car out from under a school bus after an accident at the intersection of Marr Road and 10th Street in Columbus, Ind., Wednesday, May 18, 2016. The motorist was transported to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis by LifeLine. There were no children on the bus at the time of the accident. (Photo Courtesy: The Republic/Mike Wolanin)
Emergency crews work to pull a car out from under a school bus after an accident at the intersection of Marr Road and 10th Street in Columbus, Ind., Wednesday, May 18, 2016. The motorist was transported to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis by LifeLine. There were no children on the bus at the time of the accident. (Photo Courtesy: The Republic/Mike Wolanin)

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