School Bus Full of Kids Crashes in Stark County

Posted on: 1:47 pm, April 30, 2012, by , updated on: 04:02pm, April 30, 2012

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CANTON, Ohio — A spokesperson for the Ohio State Highway Patrol told Fox 8 News that there has been an accident involving a school bus in Stark County.

The crash occurred at approximately 1 p.m. on State Route 30 near Trump Avenue in Canton.

The OSHP said that 51 children were aboard the Minerva Local Schools bus at the time of impact.

They were on a field trip to the McKinley Monument when the driver was allegedly distracted by a student.

The bus hit a construction vehicle that was stopped on the edge if the road.

Eight children were taken to the hospital but had no visible injuries, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

The driver was cited with failure to keep a safe distance.

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