Police say school bus ran red light before crash

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Witnesses have told Marshfield police a bus ran a red light before crashing into a car and sending 16 children to the hospital with minor injuries.

The Springfield News-Leader (http://sgfnow.co/Tm8NHZ) reports police believe the 63-year-old bus driver continued through a red light without stopping Thursday morning and struck a car in the intersection.

The bus was taking two Marshfield Elementary third-grade classes on a field trip to the Discovery Center in Springfield when it crashed around 9:45 a.m.

Most of the 50 students aboard the bus were uninjured.

The investigation continues and no citations have been issued.

Information from: Springfield News-Leader, http://www.news-leader.com

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