According tot he Mount Vernon Police Department, at 3:32 p.m. they, along with Mt Vernon Fire Department and Litton’s Ambulance responded to a report of a traffic accident at 18th and Casey involving two school buses.
Initial reports indicate the buses were in the process of departing from Casey Junior High when the driver of one of the buses became distracted and did not see a bus in front of him stopped.
The front of the first bus struck the rear end of the second bus. The first bus left the scene and began delivering children to their homes. Seven children were transported to local hospitals with apparent minor injuries. The driver of the school bus was cited for Failing to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident and Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident.