Topeka crews respond to accident involving school bus

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Emergency crews were on the scene of an accident Thursday morning involving a vehicle and a school bus.

The crash was reported around 8:20 a.m. in the 100 block of SW Franklin.

Topeka Police said the the bus driver ran a stop sign after he was distracted by a student. The driver was issued a ticket for running the stop sign.

Misty Kruger with Topeka Public Schools tells KSNT News that 24 Meadows Elementary School students and the bus driver on the bus were not injured in the crash. The driver of the vehicle was not injured as well.

Kruger tells KSNT News Topeka Public Schools are reevaluating their relationship with Durham School Services after the incident and other incidents this year, as well as students not showing up to school on time. She said a proposal for bus services for the district went out Wednesday. She said the application deadline is November 20, at 2 p.m.

Kruger said just because they’re opening the door to other companies, that’s not to say Durham won’t be their bus company next year.

A few parents did pull their kids out of school to get checked out, according to Kruger.

A spokeswoman with Durham tells KSNT News the incident is still under investigation and the bus driver will be off until the investigation is complete. Cameras were on and off the bus and they are being reviewed at this time.

Durham said they will not release the videos because they don’t share them with the public or the media.

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