Driver sent to hospital after losing control of empty school bus and going into ditch in Iowa


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ARLINGTON, Iowa — An eastern Iowa school bus driver was sent to the hospital following a crash Monday, with no students aboard.

Michael James Carey, 74, of Fayette, was driving a West Central school district bus north on J Avenue seven miles west of Arlington when he lost control. The bus went into a ditch shortly after 4 p.m., according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ( ).

Carey was transported to the Oelwein Mercy Medical Center for a medical evaluation. He had just dropped off the last student on the bus route before the accident.

The bus sustained approximately $3,500 damage. Arlington firefighters assisted at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.

Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier,

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