Huron Valley Schools officials are investigating how an Oak Valley Middle School bus careened into a ditch while traveling on Commerce Road between Duck Lake and Burns roads in Milford yesterday, Tuesday, Nov. 1.
The single-vehicle accident occurred around 4:30 p.m. All children, along with the bus driver, safely exited after the bus rolled into the ditch. However, some children experienced minor injuries and one was transported to DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital for shoulder pain.
The bus driver was a substitute and put on leave while the district conducts its investigation.
“My understanding is that there were minor injuries, but of the 20-some children on the bus, most are in school today,” said Huron Valley Director of Community Relations and Fund Development Janet Roberts. “Principal Scott Lindberg has been trying to reach these families today to make sure there are no serious injuries or problems.”
The parents or guardians of the children were immediately called and the children were either picked up or stayed with Lindberg at the scene. The district also sent out an advisory to parents and all buildings via e-mail.
Police have determined that neither speeding nor alcohol were factors in the crash.
“It’s still being investigated and (we’re) not sure of all the details yet,” Roberts said. “We’re waiting for a final review.”
Police issued the bus driver a citation at the scene.