PITTSBURG — A USD 250 school bus struck another vehicle at 7:42 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of 16th and Elm streets.
According to the Pittsburg Police Department, the 22-passenger school bus was carrying 5 at the time of the wreck and was being driven by Kyle Rogers, 40.
The bus was travelling north on Elm Street when it allegedly struck a 2016 Ford F-150 pickup driven by Bill Jessee, 33, of Frontenac.
Jessee was headed east on 16th Street, and PPD said neither vehicle yielded at the uncontrolled intersection.
According to Major Brent Narges, there have been a number of recent crashes at uncontrolled intersections in the 16th and Elm area. Narges said the topic was recently placed on the agenda for discussion by the City Traffic Safety Advisory Committee.
There were no injuries.
USD 250 Superintendent Destry Brown said student safety is the district’s first priority.
"The safety of our students is our number one priority,” Brown said. “Our drivers are trained in defensive driving and we are beyond thankful this incident was not worse."
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