FAYETTE COUNTY, IN (FOX19) - There were no life threatening injuries Tuesday when a school bus that was carrying a swim team crashed in southeastern Indiana.
It happened around 4:15 p.m. near Connersville in Fayette County at the intersection of South Gray and Ziegler roads.
Sixteen students were taken to Fayette Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. All have been released to their parents.
Police said 36 students, one coach and a driver were on board when the accident happened.
The swim team from Sunman-Dearborn Middle School was on the bus trying to make their way to Connersville High school for a meet.
The cause of the accident was brake failure, and it tipped over when the bus was going around the corner, according to police.
Superintendent Andrew Jackson for Sunman-Dearborn schools was heading to the meet when he got the call about the bus accident.
"I had my wife in the car we both have a son on the team. We're concerned parents and then when you show up and see a bus on the side with fluid on the ground all the things you know windows busted out. The door open... you can imagine how frightened the students were," he said.
Jackson said they students recovered quickly.
"They were shaken up at first but now it looks like a regular middle school type experience. Where they're talking and visiting and some are ready to go home," he said.
The superintendent said it took some time but the school contacted all of the parents involved, and is proud of the way the students kept their composure.
At this point the driver hasn't been cited, but the investigation is ongoing.