Drivers escape injury in bus stop crash


A collision between two vehicles at a rural bus stop Wednesday afternoon resulted in only minor injuries for the drivers.

The North Montgomery school bus dropping off students at 2189 N. State Road 47 was not involved in the collision and none of its passengers were injured in the crash, which occurred at about 3 p.m.

The driver of a northbound Subaru Outback, identified as Kurtis Moore of Crawfordsville, allegedly failed to see the vehicles stopped for the southbound bus, a witness and police said at the scene.

His vehicle collided with a stopped Dodge Grand Caravan minivan, driven by 87-year-old Barbara Lafollette of rural Crawfordsville.

“I don’t know how I ended up out here. That car in the ditch, I think it must have — it was a terrible crash,” Lafollette said. “It all happened so fast, I can’t tell you. He hit me in the rear end.”

Moore declined to comment. However, a witness and sheriff’s deputies at the scene stated Moore allegedly said he was changing into his sunglasses, but had dropped them on the floor.

“It was like two seconds after the kids got off (the bus). I heard a loud, like, metal crunching,” Justin Wines, 19, said. “I looked up in my mirror and I see her flying to my left and him spinning in the ditch.

“I parked my car and got out and checked on everybody,” Wines continued. “(Lafollette) said she was fine so I went to him. He got in the car and stated that he had dropped something and just reached down to grab it, and when he looked back up he noticed that we were stopped.”

Deputies said Lafollette sustained a cut to her right hand and Moore sustained a cut to his nose. No other injuries were reported.

Wilson’s Towing assisted at the scene.


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