Galveston, IN school bus, pickup collision killed man; 21 taken to hospital

Legal News for Indiana Bus Accident Attorneys. The driver of a pickup truck was killed after his vehicle crashed into a school bus on U.S. 35.

Crash involving pickup truck and school bus left victims’ with fatal and non-life threatening injuries; Indiana State Police investigate.

Galveston, IN (News)—A violent motor vehicle collision (MVC) involving a pickup truck and a school bus resulted in the death of one motorist. Twenty-one people aboard the school bus, including 18 students, were reportedly transported to area hospitals to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. The two-vehicle crash occurred on Saturday, February 20, 2010, according to information provided by JCOnline.com.

Indiana State Police (ISP) officials allegedly reported a northbound Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck, driven by 43-year-old Michael R. Hobbs, was traveling on U.S. 35 when the truck suddenly crossed over the centerline into the path of a southbound school bus. The 2009 International school bus, driven by 38-year-old Laura Forgey, was consequently struck on its left front side.

The incident reportedly happened at approximately 7:30 a.m., seemingly prompting emergency medical services (EMS) crews to respond to the scene. Medical personnel transported Hobbs to St. Joseph’s Hospital where his severe injuries eventually proved fatal. Forgey as well as 18 students and two other adults were allegedly taken to Logansport Memorial Hospital so doctors and nurses could treat them for reported neck and lower back pain sustained in the motor vehicle accident. The students, whose ages ranged from 11 to 18, were members of the Logansport High School Berriettes dance squad and were on their way to a competition in Westfield, Indiana, at the time. Toxicology results are pending as accident investigations continue.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Indiana Bus Accident Lawyers.

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