September 30, 2014

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Two JVS buses involved in Oberlin crash

Oberlin firefighters move a student from a Lorain County JVS bus after a collision on Thursday afternoon. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Oberlin firefighters move a student from a Lorain County JVS bus after a collision on Thursday afternoon. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

OBERLIN – Eight students were taken to area hospitals after a crash involving two school buses on Thursday afternoon.

A Lorain County JVS bus rear-ended a second bus on Thursday afternoon.

A Lorain County JVS bus rear-ended a second bus on Thursday afternoon.

Two Lorain County Joint Vocational School buses were heading southbound on Route 58 when one bus rear-ended the second bus near the intersection with West Hamilton Street, Oberlin Fire Chief Dennis Kirin said.

The students are part of the Career Technical Youth Club at JVS and were returning from a competition at Lorain High, said Tina Salyer, marketing and communications director for the school. The students are part of the web and graphic design and office and administration programs.

Salyer said the front windshield of the second bus was broken. Eight students were transported to Mercy Allen and EMH Amherst hospitals for evaluation. No major injuries were reported.

Salyer said parents of the students are being notified by phone. A new bus was brought in to take the students who weren’t injured back to the JVS.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.


  • Thomas G. Malloy

    following too close?

    • HankKwah

      And slippery roads….?

  • kaykay toma

    no i was on the front bus the bus driver on the second bus wasnt paying attention and hit us and 3 of those students are out of the hospital one girl got hurt bad

    • Cory Cromwell

      i just got out of the hospitol from the accident. the windshield is fine though so i dont know why they said it was broken? but they were saying on the bus that the brakes locked and we slid into the second bus.

  • George

    My girlfriend was on that bus. She was one of the other people who were injured. She sprained her back and neck. She’s doing fine but still really sore.

    • Bob Sweatt

      Sounds like the makings of a law suit.

      • John Davidson

        That’s the American way.