School Bus Accident Results In No Injuries

Accident on Green Hill Road, near Ridge Road causes disruption, backed up traffic just as school day starts.


Madison Hose Co. No. 1 Fire Chief David Thomas says a school bus accident around 7:30 a.m. resulted in disruption and backed-up traffic but, fortunately, no injuries.

Thomas said it appears as though a car collided with a school bus at the intersection of Green Hill Road and Ridge Road, which is near Daniel Hand High School, Polson Middle School, and Jeffrey Middle School. The bus, on its way to to Daniel Hand High School, was carrying high school students. The car was driven by a high school student also en route to school, according to school and public safety officials familiar with the details of the accident.

All the students were checked out and appear to be fine, Thomas said."We called the school administrator to make sure everyone was fine."

Interim School Superintendent Anita Rutlin said all 23 students on the bus, and the student in the car, all appear to be  fine. She said each of the students was checked out by the school nurse. Daniel Hand High School Principal Barbara Britton and Assistant Principal Cynthia Schneider spoke with the parents of all the students involved, Rutlin said.

"When they came into the school, the school nurse checked all of the kids one more time to make sure they were all OK, and they all are. Happily, they are all in their classes this morning, just a little late this morning," she said.

"And the young lady, a student who was driving herself to school this morning in her own car, she's alright too. All the parents know that their children are just fine," Rutlin said.

"It was an accident, we wish we didn't have accidents, but we did and we're just glad everyone is fine," Rutlin said. She said Madison police, fire, and ambulance responded to the scene as a precaution, rather than because someone was injured.

According to a report on WFSB, "the intersection was closed shortly after the crash so emergency crews could respond to the scene, but officials have since reopened the road."

This article was updated Monday, May 7, 2012 at 9:50 a.m. to clarify the circumstances surrounding the accident.

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Matt May 06, 2012 at 05:30 PM
Here's a thought. Open your eyes while driving. If you do that, you will no longer need to demand a change to an intersection that has nothing wrong with it to begin with.
Beach Wood May 08, 2012 at 03:33 AM
Nope.. Def needs a 4 way stop, saw 2 close calls just this afternoon but whos counting, this is stupid. BW
Matt May 08, 2012 at 11:10 AM
You realize this accident has absolutely nothing to do with the stop sign, right? In fact it occurred AT the stop sign where two vehicles had obeyed it in the first place. It's completely unnecessary to add a 4 way stop at that intersection. I doubt your "close calls" were of any consequence either since you haven't accurately judged the situation at hand either.
Chris Johnson May 08, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Comments like these never fail to make me laugh.
Beach Wood May 09, 2012 at 01:11 AM
K Matt...doesnt matter anyways. Gtg! Have stuff to do


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