Boy taken to hospital after school bus crash, driver cited - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Boy taken to hospital after school bus crash, driver cited

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(Source: Paul Holmes, Jonesboro Police Department) (Source: Paul Holmes, Jonesboro Police Department)
(Source: Paul Holmes, Jonesboro Police Department) (Source: Paul Holmes, Jonesboro Police Department)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A student on a Jonesboro school bus was sent to the hospital after a crash Monday morning.

The crash involving the bus and a car happened on E. Johnson Ave. and Fisher St. just after 7:30 a.m.

A 12-year-old boy was taken to a Jonesboro hospital with injuries that were not life threatening, according to Jonesboro Police Department Public Information Specialist Paul Holmes.

The boy's head, according to the JPD crash report, struck the side glass of the bus and broke it out.

No other injuries were reported.

Eight other children on the bus at the time of the crash were taken to school on another school bus.

The bus is with Jonesboro Public Schools and the bus number is 888.

The school bus was heading west on Johnson Avenue and attempted to turn left onto Fisher Street when it struck a gray Nissan car heading north, Holmes said.

The car was totaled in the crash.

Holmes states Joe Burnett, 81, was driving the bus and Dylan Hyde, 18, was driving the car. Both are Jonesboro residents.

Burnett told police he had a flashing yellow arrow, meaning yield to oncoming traffic, when he made the left turn, according to the crash report.

Hyde also told the officer he was eastbound on Johnson as it was raining when the bus turned in front of him. He said he could not avoid hitting the bus.

Burnett was cited for careless and prohibited driving.

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