At least three students were injured this morning in a chain-reaction crash on East Jefferson Street in Butler involving a concrete truck, a pickup truck, a car and a school bus headed to Butler Junior High School.
Butler police Capt. David Dalcamo said the pickup truck, car and bus were stopped in westbound traffic when an Oesterling’s Concrete truck, also headed west down hill, failed to stop near East Jefferson Street’s intersection with Monroe Street, plowing into the pickup truck at about 7:30 a.m.
The pickup truck was pushed into a car, then a utility pole, while the car was pushed under a school bus carrying students to the three secondary schools.
Police have not released the names of anyone involved in the crash.
Two students on the bus were taken to Butler Memorial Hospital in Butler, complaining of head and neck injuries. A third student, traveling in the car pushed into the bus, also was taken to the hospital, said Mike Strutt, Butler schools superintendent.
“Thank God nobody was seriously injured,” he said.