Utility pole falls on school bus after hitting downed wires, no students injured

UPDATE @ 10:15 a.m.: 

Loose RTA wires are to blame for a crash involving a Dayton Public Schools bus Wednesday morning, according to a district spokeswoman.

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The loose wires became tangled with a mirror of the bus as it was traveling on Gilsey Avenue towards Nicholas Road around 6 a.m., the spokesperson said in a release. The pole holding those wires then fell and hit the bus.

The driver of the bus suffered minor injuries and was transported to Miami Valley Hospital for treatment.

Two students on the bus were not injured and were transported to school by another DPS bus, the spokeswoman said.

The driver of the bus will not be cited, according to the district.


A Dayton Public School bus driver hit wires that were down on Almore Street Wednesday morning after reportedly not seeing them.

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Officials say another vehicle hit the pole previously, which caused the pole to lean and wires to be down.

The incident was dispatched near Nicholas Road around 6:20 a.m., per initial reports.

A DPS worker confirmed that two students were on the bus at the time of the crash, but were not injured.

The driver, however, was transported to Miami Valley Hospital with minor injuries.

There was damage to the bus front window as a result of the crash.

Crews are on scene fixing the wires, which are reportedly RTA lines.

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