No injuries after school bus and car crash in Topeka

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Emergency crews are on scene Wednesday morning of an accident involving a vehicle and a Durham school bus.

Topeka Police Dispatch said the call came in around 7:57 a.m. on 12th and Gage in west Topeka.

The accident caused a traffic hazard in the area blocking traffic heading south on Gage between 11th and 12th Street. The scene was cleared just after 9:00 a.m.

Topeka Police said only one Meadows Elementary School student along with the driver was on the bus at the time.  The bus driver, student and driver of the car were not injured.

Topeka Police tell KSNT News the driver of the bus did receive a citation for not yielding the right of way.

Misty Kruger, a spokeswoman for Topeka Public Schools said the bus was north on Gage and attempted to make a left turn onto 12th Street. Kruger said they had a green light, not arrow when a car was south on Gage with a green light going straight through the intersection when the bus turned in front of the car.

This is the second accident in less than a week involving a Durham school bus in the Topeka area. The driver in that incident received a citation as well for running a stop sign. SEE STORY HERE 

Topeka Public Schools told KSNT News last week that they are reevaluating their relationship with Durham School Services after the incident and other incidents this year, as well as students showing up to school on time.


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