Five taken to hospital after Union North school bus rear-ended in Lakeville

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Four students were treated at a hospital after a Union North school bus was rear-ended by an SUV Monday morning.

Indiana State Police Sergeant Ted Bohner says the crash happened before 8 a.m. on State Road 4 near Lakeville.

“There was less than 20 students of all grades that were on the bus from kindergarten through high school,” he tells WNDU.

Two nine-year-old boys, a five-year-old girl, and a fifteen-year-old girl had minor injuries and have since been released from Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth.

The driver of the SUV was also taken to the hospital for injuries that are not considered life-threatening.

The official cause of the crash has not yet been revealed, but Sergeant Bohner says they have done some preliminary work.

“We believe the school bus had just picked up at a bus stop and was driving away from a stop when it was rear-ended by the SUV,” he says.

Alcohol or drugs is not suspected as a factor in this crash. The crash remains under investigation.