The F.A.C.T. Team responded around 9 a.m. Monday morning after a pedestrian was struck by a school bus near the intersection of Ireland Road and Bremen Highway in Mishawaka.
Officials say a 63-year-old woman was struck by a Penn-Harris-Madison bus while she was walking southbound in the northbound lanes of Bremen Highway.
The woman was taken to the hospital and was reported to be in serious but stable condition.
No students were injured in the crash. The school bus driver is cooperating with authorities.
The St. Joseph County Prosectuor’s Office released the following information:
The Mishawaka Police Department (MPD) was dispatched at approximately 8:30 a.m. this morning to the area of Ireland Road/Fulmer Road and Bremen Hwy in Mishawaka for a pedestrian that was struck by a bus.
A Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation bus driven by a 56-year old female was westbound on Fulmer, and made a right hand turn to head north on Bremen Hwy when she struck a 63-year-old Mishawaka woman, who was walking southbound in the northbound lane. The bus driver indicated that she did not realize she had struck anyone and cooperated with investigators. None of the children on the bus were injured.
The woman was transported to Memorial Hospital to be treated for her serious but non-life threatening injuries.
The St. Joseph County Fatal Crash Team (FACT) was activated, per protocol, to handle the investigation. This remains an active and ongoing investigation.