Special-needs school bus rolls over on Indiana highway

Multiple adults and children were injured when a Lafayette school bus crashed in the Indianapolis metro area. WISH-TV

INDIANAPOLIS A school bus carrying special-needs students rolled over Thursday on a highway near Indianapolis, injuring a dozen people including five children, state police said.

Indiana State Police spokesman Rich Myers said a semi was changing lanes on Interstate 65 near Zionsville about 2 p.m. Thursday when it cut in front of the bus. The bus driver tried to avoid a collision and lost control, and the bus went into the median and rolled over.

Five children and seven adults were hurt, but none of the injuries were life-threatening, Myers said. Several were hospitalized, and their conditions weren't immediately known.

The director of trauma services at IU Health Methodist Hospital said the worst injury appeared to be an arm fracture, CBS affiliate WISH-TV reports. Other patients had other broken bones, sprains, dislocations and lacerations.

The truck that caused the crash did not stop, he said. The truck was described as either a white box truck or a white semitrailer, he said.

The vague description of the truck made locating it difficult, Myers said.

Lafayette school Superintendent Les Huddle said the bus was returning to Lafayette from Indianapolis.

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