DETROIT (WWJ) – Police say surprisingly, no one was injured when a school bus crashed into another vehicle on Detroit’s west side.
The incident happened early Wednesday morning on Heyden and Sawyer avenues, in a neighborhood near Warren and Evergreen avenues.
Sgt. Michael Woody said about 20 students from Dixon Elementary were aboard the bus when it rear-ended a Chevy Impala. Traffic Reporter Bill Szumanski was over the scene in WWJ’s Chopper 950.
“It was a school bus versus one car,” Szumanski said. “The school bus actually ended up on somebody’s side lawn here, narrowly missing a utility pole and the rear-end of another vehicle.”
After the crash, the students were placed on another bus and taken to school. No one was injured.
Woody said each driver told police they thought that they had the right of way. The school bus driver was reportedly cited for failing to yield.
Both the bus and the Impala were able to drive away from the scene.