45 students hurt in chain-reaction Ind. bus crash

By the Associated Press | May 23, 2013 | 12:35 AM EDT

NORTH WEBSTER, Ind. (AP) — Northern Indiana authorities say more than 45 middle and high school students were injured and a bus driver was seriously hurt in a chain-reaction crash involving four school buses.

Kosciusko (kahs-ee-AHS'-koh) Community Hospital spokeswoman Joy Lohse (LOH'-see) says 43 people injured in the accident were being treated there. She says none are in serious or critical condition. She didn't have any information on how many of them were students or the patients' exact conditions. A nursing supervisor at IU Health Goshen Hospital says four students being treated there are in good condition.

The accident happened around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Sheriff's Department Sgt. Chad Hill says authorities don't know yet the cause of the accident. He says one bus apparently was stopped to let a student off when it occurred.