Pickup truck strikes school bus

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On Feb. 3 at 8:18 a.m., Clayton County deputies responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 18 and Falcon Avenue outside of Monona. According to the initial reporting party, an MFL MarMac school bus was westbound on Highway 18 and struck a pickup truck that was crossing Highway 18 on Falcon Avenue leaving the Kwik Star parking lot. An additional reporting party, the driver of the school bus, reported that there were 53 children, a driver, and one monitor on the bus and that there were no reported injuries.

Upon investigation, it was determined that a juvenile driver of the pickup truck failed to yield upon entering a through highway and was cited for the offense. One child from the school bus was transported to Crossing Rivers Health for further examination.

Damage to the bus was minimal and damage to the pickup was disabling. The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol, Monona Fire, Monona Ambulance and Farmersburg First Responders.

The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office was pleased that there were minimal injuries in the accident. Drivers are cautioned to be extra careful when crossing highways, especially during poor weather or low visibility conditions.

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