December 20, 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.