A school bus carrying 53 middle and high school students collided with a vehicle on Wednesday morning, landing on its side in a central Indiana farm, due to icy road conditions, the sheriff said.
Dozens of children were injured in the bus accident, but authorities say none appear to be life-threatening.
When emergency crews arrived at the scene, all the students were off the bus.
The driver of the vehicle, 17-year-old Kiesha Lamontagne, was unable to stop and struck the passenger side of the bus on a rural road about 35 miles northeast of Indianapolis.
Twenty-five students were taken to Community Hospital. Injuries involved a 12-year-old boy who needed plastic surgery for severe facial cuts and a 13-year-old boy who suffered a broken collarbone, according to the hospital’s marketing director, Katy Harrison Troxell.
The remaining students were taken to hospitals in Elwood and Anderson for minor injuries.
Seven other Evansville area school buses went off the road, but no injuries have been reported. Weather-related accidents are to blame for at least five deaths in Indiana since Tuesday night.