March 12th, 2012
11:43 AM ET

School bus wreck kills child and driver in Indianapolis

A school bus wreck killed a young child on the bus and the bus driver Monday in Indianapolis, officials said.

Ten other children were injured, including two critically, according to the Indianapolis Fire Department. The girl killed in the wreck was estimated to be 5 or 6 years old.

The wreck happened just before 8 a.m. on Emerson Avenue in southeastern Indianapolis, the fire department said.

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  1. Scottish Mama

    Condolences to the family of the young girl and the bus drivers family.

    March 12, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    My sympathy to the families of both victimes.
    This is dreadful.

    March 12, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
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      March 12, 2012 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. AMERICA 1st

    My condolences to both the families also! May God hold them in his omnipotent hand and shower His grace on them!

    March 12, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. AMERICA 1st

    And may God be with the other families of the other children who were injured, especially the 1 whos in critical condition!

    March 12, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jj

    No seat belts whilst we get tickets

    March 12, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |

    bus accidents happen and tend to be more dangerous because most bus school bus drivers are women...

    March 12, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      @Ruffie- I was a bus driver, in my 20's, and from experience I know for a fact more men had more accidents than the women, and there were more women.

      March 12, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    This is saddening. My thoughts & prayers for the families. What would comfort those who lost a child.

    March 12, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |