A school bus driver was injured after a tree fell onto the bus at the intersection of Maud Hughes and Cincinnati-Dayton roads on Tuesday, Feb. 12. NICK GRAHAM / STAFF

NEW INFO: Saturated ground likely reason why tree falls, strikes Lakota school bus

The intersection at Maud Hughes and Cincinnati-Dayton roads is now open following an accident where a tree collided with a Lakota school bus.

West Chester Twp. officials said it appears the saturated ground played a role in the tree falling. The region experienced heavy rains over the past few weeks, including on Tuesday.

UPDATE @ 3:08 p.m.:

The tree that fell and hit the Lakota school bus struck the bus on its hood, which caused the glass to break. Shards of glass cut the bus driver, who sustained minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to West Chester Hospital.

Road crews are on their way to cut up the tree that fell.

The road will remained closed until the tree is removed from the roadway, and the accident is cleared.

A school bus driver was injured after a tree fell onto the bus at the intersection of Maud Hughes and Cincinnati-Dayton roads on Tuesday, Feb. 12. NICK GRAHAM / STAFF

INITIAL STORY:

A school bus driver was injured after a tree fell onto the bus on Maud Hughes between Cincinnati-Dayton and Hamilton-Mason roads this afternoon.

The driver of the bus for the Lakota school district sustained injuries in the accident that was reported at 2:50 p.m. today, and two student passengers were unharmed.

It’s unknown the extent of the driver’s injuries, or what caused the tree to fall.

The intersection at Maud Hughes and Cincinnati-Dayton roads is closed until the accident can be cleared.

We’ll update this story when more information becomes available.

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