Troopers investigate school bus accident in Geauga County

Published: Sep. 14, 2023 at 9:43 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 14, 2023 at 1:21 PM EDT
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GEAUGA COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - A Cardinal Local School District bus was involved in an accident Thursday morning in Burton Township.

According to MIddlefield firefighters, the bus and a Nissan Versa collided around 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of Georgia Road and Chipmunk Lane.

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers said bus #6 was transporting 15 students, all between the ages of five and nine, to A.J. Jordak Elementary School.

There were no injuries.

Troopers said the school bus was travelling northbound on Chipmunk Lane and failed to yield the right of way after stopping at a stop sign and attempting to make a right hand turn onto Georgia Road.

The school bus struck the Nissan on the rear passenger side, which was traveling eastbound on Georgia Road.

The driver of the school bus, Rhonda Hostetler, 67, Geauga County, was cited with failure to yield from a stop sign.

Both the school bus and the Nissan received minor damage as a result of the crash and were able to be driven away from the scene, said troopers.

The crash remains under investigation.