ROME TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Separate school bus crashes in southeast Michigan Wednesday sent more than two dozen students to hospitals.
Fifteen students in the Onsted Public Schools in Lenawee County were hurt about 7:15 a.m. when their bus collided with a pickup truck on busy U.S. 223 in Rome Township, about 60 miles southwest of Detroit.
Eleven of the 25 students on the bus were taken to ProMedica Bixby Hospital in Adrian by ambulance, hospital spokeswoman Tedra White said. Four others later were taken to the hospital by their families.
All but two were treated and released. One was listed late Wednesday afternoon in good condition. The other was listed in serious condition at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor.
Pickup truck driver Tyler Smith, 21, told authorities his view was obstructed by two parked delivery trucks as he pulled out of a gas station into the path of the bus, said Lenawee County Undersheriff Jim Anderson.
Smith was in critical condition Wednesday afternoon.
Most of the students on the bus were elementary school-age, Anderson said.
District parents were notified about the crash by telephone and email.
The bus was partly through with its regular route when it collided with the pickup, Onsted Schools superintendent Mark Haag said.
"The bus was not at fault," Haag said.
In Detroit, about 30 Dixon Educational Learning Academy students were heading home about 4:30 p.m. when their bus struck the rear of a car that disregarded a yield sign on a residential street on the city's west side, said Sgt. Michael Woody.
Woody said 10 students suffered minor injuries and were taken to area hospitals. Parents of the uninjured students were notified and picked their children up at the accident site.
The driver of the Dodge Charger that was hit by the bus drove from the scene. Police later found the car and was seeking the driver, Woody said.