Six students were injured after a Canton school bus ran into the back of a garbage truck Monday morning.
It happened around 7:45 a.m. when the bus was driving on Highway 18 into Canton. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the driver of the bus was looking in the rear-view mirror to check on the students and when the driver looked down, the garbage truck stopped to pick up trash. The bus driver couldn’t stop and ran into the back of the garbage truck.
Five students were taken to the hospital. A parent also came and picked up a sixth student and took them to get checked out by a physician.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol says some students needed stitches and others suffered dental injuries.
The bus driver was cited for careless driving and the bus had to be towed away from the scene.