No injuries after car hits school bus

PARKERSBURG – No injuries were reported after a Wood County Schools bus was rear-ended by a small car Monday afternoon on Dudley Avenue in Parkersburg, police said.

Sue Woodward, assistant superintendent for Wood County Schools, said the bus was full of high school students after an end-of-the-day dismissal. She said the bus had just left Parkersburg High School to begin dropping off the students. The accident occurred a half mile from the school.

Worried parents and Parkersburg police officers were called to the accident scene, she said.

“It was a large transit bus, basically full,” Woodward said. “Everybody was fine; the police and parents, everyone was very cordial.”

The small gray car Woodward described as having hit the bus was apparently driven by a “younger” person, Woodward said. Damage was minimal and the bus was able to continue taking students home, she said.

Lt. G.D. Miller with the Parkersburg Police Department said additional information on the incident was unavailable.

Dispatchers with the Wood County 911 Center said the accident occurred at 3:45 p.m. near the intersection of 30th Street and Dudley Avenue. The school bus was struck from behind and no one was hurt, officials said.