16-year-old among those with minor injuries after IPS bus crashes on northeast side

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Minor injuries are reported and a man was arrested after a crash involving an IPS school bus Wednesday morning.

The crash happened around 8:45 a.m. at 38th Street and Arlington.

Two adults and more than a dozen children were on the bus. Another bus was on the way to pick up the students.

According to IPS, the bus included students from the Edison School of the Arts, an elementary and middle school.

According to the Indianapolis Fire Department, six vehicles were involved in the crash. Three people were taken to the hospital for minor injuries including a 16-year-old. The other 13 students were cleared at the scene, IFD said.

According to Indianapolis Metropolitan police, the bus was getting ready to turn from eastbound 38th Street to northbound Arlington Road when a car rear-ended another vehicle and pushed it into the path of the bus.

The bus veered off the road, crashed into a pole and slammed into vehicles parked at a nearby restaurant.

Police said the driver who caused the crash, Jeff Twitty, 45, had an outstanding warrant and was driving without a license.  Twitty was arrested on a violation of parole warrant for burglary, according to Major Richard Riddle with IMPD.

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