UPDATE: Inattentive driving cause of crash with school bus

Preliminary investigation of a crash in Powers Lake Wednesday morning in which a pickup truck struck the rear of a Randall School bus suggests is was caused by inattentive driving, a Sheriff’s Department news release said.

The news release in full says:

On October 9, 2019 at 07:30 AM Kenosha Sheriff’s Deputies, Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue Squad were dispatched to a reported injury traffic crash in the 8800 block of 388th Avenue (CTH P). The investigation determined that a Randall School bus with 21 occupants including the operator, was stopped northbound picking up a student.  The bus was appropriately displaying its stop sign and warning lighting.  The bus was struck in the rear by a northbound pickup truck. Thankfully none of the occupants of the school bus reported injuries at the scene, though two students later sought treatment for minor injuries at local medical facilities.  The operator of the pickup truck, a 44-year-old man from Twin Lakes, Wisconsin reported minor injuries but was not transported. The school bus was able to leave the scene under its own power and the students were brought to school.  Parents were notified by the school. The investigation has concluded that inattentive driving is the predominate factor in this crash. This incident could have been very serious, we urge the public to pay attention to the road, and be aware of school busses stopping to pick-up and drop-off children on our County Highways.

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