November 19, 2014

Medina
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No preschoolers hurt in bus crash

A Medina woman was injured when her car was rear-ended by a minivan and forced into oncoming traffic, where it hit a school bus head-on, police said. No one on the bus was injured. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

A Medina woman was injured when her car was rear-ended by a minivan and forced into oncoming traffic, where it hit a school bus head-on, police said. No one on the bus was injured. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

MEDINA — No preschoolers were injured Thursday afternoon when a car hit the bus they were traveling in head-on, according to Medina police.

Five children 3 to 4 years old were on a Medina school bus about 3:45 p.m. when a 16-year-old girl driving a northbound Dodge Caravan on Guilford Boulevard near East Washington Street rear-ended a car driven by Joanne Krickovich of Medina. The impact pushed the car into oncoming southbound traffic, where it collided with the front end of the school bus, police said.

Krickovich’s car then bounced off the bus and struck a northbound Chevy Aveo sitting at the traffic light at Guilford and East Washington.

Krickovich, 55, was taken to Medina Hospital with minor injuries, police said, and the teen driver was cited for following too closely.

Krickovich’s car and the school bus sustained disabling damage and had to be towed.

The preschoolers’ parents were called to pick them up at the scene.