Car strikes bus near LaHarpe

Twelve students escaped injury in an early-morning crash involving a school bus in Hancock County.

The crash happened about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at a railroad crossing near Webster Road and Hancock County Road 2400N.

The LaHarpe School District bus was stopped at the crossing when it was struck in the rear by a car.

Bus driver Donna Nell, 50, and the car's driver, Travis Sanderson, 28, were not injured.

The crash was attributed to the snow-covered roads.

Sanderson was cited with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.