Wichita students injured in school bus accident

Four Wichita middle school students had minor injuries when a semi-truck towing a trailer ran into the back of their bus Thursday morning, police said.

Wichita public schools spokeswoman Susan Arensman said the wreck happened before 7 a.m. at Meridian and Dora when the bus, headed to Allison Traditional Magnet Middle School, stopped at the railroad tracks. Arensman said four students complained of injuries and two were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

She said parents had all been notified. Officer Charley Davidson said the driver of the mini Freightliner had minor injuries but wasn’t taken to the hospital. Davidson said the bus had 22 occupants including the bus driver.

Photos on social media from the wreck show the truck’s hood folded up after it pushed into the bottom of the door on the back of the school bus. The bus needed to be towed.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story said the semi-truck did not have a trailer.