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Two Injured In School Bus Collision On Columbus' West Side

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Two people were injured when a truck crashed head-on into a school bus Thursday morning on Columbus' west side, according to police.

Columbus Police spokeswoman Denise Alex-Bouzounis says the collision occurred near the intersection of Eakin Road and Hardesty Drive on the city's west side.

The bus was carrying students from the Franklin County Community program, a part of Franklin County's Board of Developmental Disabilities.

After the truck hit, the bus crashed into a power pole, knocking it down. Bystanders came to rescue the children off the school bus.

Alex-Bouzounis says medics transported two people from the accident, one person to Mt. Carmel West Hospital and one taken to Grant Hospital. The injuries appear to be non-life threatening.

It's not known yet if either were a student.

This post will be updated as the story develops.

Debbie Holmes has worked at WOSU News since 2009. She has hosted All Things Considered, since May 2021. Prior to that she was the host of Morning Edition and a reporter.