UPDATE: School bus was stopping to drop off student when struck by car (PHOTOS)

/Earlene Frederick photo

/Earlene Frederick photo

A school bus was stopping to drop off a student when struck it was struck by a car on Highway 45 in Paris, resulting in serious injuries to the driver of the car, a statement from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department says.

The bus driver and lone student on the bus were not injured.

According to the statement: At 1539 hrs today Kenosha County Sheriff’s Deputies responded with Paris Fire and Rescue and Bristol Rescue for a crash where a 2003 Toyota Camry rear ended a Dousman Transport Company School Bus that was stopping to drop off a student at 2218 STH 45. The driver of the school bus,  a 54 year old Trevor resident, and the 18 year old Central High School student on the school bus were reported to be uninjured. The driver of the school bus was ultimately transported to St. Catherine’s Hospital as a precaution. The driver of the Toyota Camry had to be freed from the vehicle. The driver of the Camry sustained serious injuries. The driver was transported to the Paris Public Safety Building to meet Flight for Life (medical transport helicopter). The driver was then transported by Flight for Life to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. The driver’s name is being withheld at this time due to the serious nature of the injuries. The preliminary investigation shows that the school bus had activated the red stop lights in order to make a stop at 2218 STH 45 to drop off a student. The driver of the bus was about to activate the stop arm of the bus when the bus was rear ended by the Camry. It is unknown at this time what factors may have contributed to the Camry not stopping for the red lights of the school bus. The investigation is ongoing.

Our original reporting on this incident is here.

Bus hoisted to get car out. /Earlene Frederick photo

Bus hoisted to get car out. /Earlene Frederick photo

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