No Students Were Injured After Van Collides With School Bus In Rubicon

(Rubicon) No students were injured after a van rear-ended a school bus Thursday morning in the town of Rubicon. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash around 7:30am. The initial investigation indicates that a van was traveling south on Jefferson Road and was approaching a school bus with its lights activated, stopping for a pick-up. The van, operated by a 47-year-old Rubicon man, was unable to stop and collided with the back of the bus which was being driven by a 39-year-old Hartford man. It was confirmed at the scene that there were no injuries to any children on the school bus or the bus driver. The operator of the van and his passenger were transported to Aurora Medical Center in Hartford for minor injuries. Sheriff Dale Schmidt says all parents of the children have been contacted and were released from the scene or transported to school by the bus service. His says the crash remains under investigation and names have not yet been released. Schmidt notes that the weather and road conditions were a factor. Assisting at the scene were Hartford Fire and Rescue, Neosho Fire and Rescue, Jackson Fire and Rescue, Allenton Fire and Rescue, Richfield Fire and Rescue and A.S.A.P. Towing.