School Bus Crash At Mount Hope Sends Four Children to Hospital with Minor Injuries

School Bus Accident

A school bus accident Friday morning in front of Mount Hope Elementary School sent four students to the hospital with minor injuries.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 2005 Chrysler Town and Country driven by Jennifer Ludwig, 38, of Wentzville, was eastbound on Highway P around 8:43 a.m. The driver stopped for traffic.

A school bus driven by Joy L. Raney, 55, of O’Fallon, was also eastbound. The bus failed to stop and struck the rear of the Ludwig’s car.

The Chrysler went off the left side of the road and hit an embankment.

A 6-year-old child who was an occupant in the Chrysler sustained minor injuries and was transported to St. Joseph West Hospital in Lake Saint Louis.

Three students in the bus– a 10-year-old female from O’Fallon, a 10-year-old male from Wentzville, and a 9-year-old male from Wentzville–sustained minor injuries and were transported to the St. Joseph West.