Elderly Man Crashes Into School Bus

Sunday, December 18th, 2011 at 9:22 am

Friday afternoon an elderly man under the influence of alcohol ran into the back of a school bus that had nine kids on board.

St. Cloud Police say 72-year-old Harold James Gross of St. Cloud ran into the bus while it was stopped with its lights activated. The bus driver told police that the bus was stopped long enough that the children were at the front of the bus preparing to exit when they were struck.

Gross was brought to the Stearns County Jail on charges of gross misdemeanor criminal vehicular operation and misdemeanor DUI.

Gross and a juvenile on the bus suffered non-life threatening injuries. Both were medically cleared on scene.

The accident remains under investigation.

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