School bus crashes into home

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A school bus slammed into a home after colliding with another vehicle south of downtown Fort Wayne early Monday.

This vehicle collided with a Fort Wayne Community Schools bus early Monday, May 8, 2017 along Broadway.

Police were called around 9 a.m. Monday to a home at 2911 Broadway, near the intersection with Home Avenue just south of downtown Fort Wayne, on a report of a crash. Dispatchers told NewsChannel 15 a Fort Wayne Community Schools bus crashed into a home there and was lodged in the structure.

“I was sitting in my room drinking coffee and this car came flying down the road and hit the school bus head on and was going sideways locking the brakes up and then ran up on the porch over here,” Anthony Roeger said about the crash he saw across the street. “It sounded like a bomb going off. It was really loud.”

According to investigators, the bus collided with a black sedan. The car was reportedly headed north on Broadway and drifted left of center, and the southbound bus struck the car. The car was left with heavy damage.

“I was coming out of my house and I heard a huge boom. It sounded like an explosion and I came down the street and a school bus was in the house,” Kim Keller, who lives down the road, said about the crash.

No children were on the bus, dispatchers said. Fort Wayne Community Schools spokeswoman Krista Stockman said the bus driver was not hurt. The driver of the car was also not injured, but police issued a citation.

“It’s always a good reminder for people to be paying attention while they are driving. Those buses are out on the road every day and most of the time they are carrying kids and it could have been a very different situation had there been kids on the bus,” Stockman said.

Broadway was closed to traffic during the investigation.