Six Injured in Alabama School Bus Accident

Etowah County officials are investigating the cause of a collision between a school bus and a pickup truck that injured five children and the bus driver.

The Gadsden Times reports that Jimmy Sewell, transportation director for Etowah County Schools, says the bus apparently pulled in front of the truck Tuesday afternoon.

Rainbow City Fire Chief Kevin Conklin says five children ranging in age from 8 to 14 were taken to hospitals with noncritical injuries. The bus driver was treated on site.

Jon Paul Campbell, assistant superintendent of Etowah County Schools, says an additional school bus arrived to continue transporting the children to their homes once they had been cleared by emergency medics.