3 injured in logging truck, bus accident
MANISTIQUE – Three injuries, none involving children, were reported following an accident involving a Manistique Area Schools bus last week. The children were transferred to a new bus following the incident.
According to a press release from the Schoolcraft County Sheriff’s Department, both its deputies and those from Sault Tribe Law Enforcement responded to a report of an accident at 7:45 a.m. on Feb. 14. The incident, involving a MAS school bus containing 24 children, a logging truck and three vehicles, occurred on U.S. 2, approximately six miles east of Manistique.
According to the release, the bus was stopped to load children with two vehicles stopped behind it. An approaching logging truck was unable to stop and struck the second vehicle sending it into the ditch on the right while the logging truck went into the ditch on the left.
Another vehicle then impacted the car stopped behind the bus, causing it to collide with the bus.
The children were transferred onto another bus and continued on to school. Three individuals were taken by ambulance to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
The Michigan State Police, Department of Natural Resources and Manistique Public Safety assisted on scene.