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Senior citizen bus rolls over in Westfield, 11 people taken to hospital

An assisted living shuttle bus carrying 12 people flipped on its side after a crash in Westfield, Indiana on Aug. 2, 2023. (Provided Photo/Westfield Fire Department via Twitter)

WESTFIELD, Ind. (WISH) — A bus transporting senior citizens rolled over Wednesday morning in Westfield, according to the Carmel Fire Department and the City of Westfield.

Around 10 a.m. Wednesday, Westfield police responded to a vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. 31 and East 151st Street.

Investigators say that a 2010 Cadillac SRX SUV and an assisted living shuttle bus collided, causing the shuttle bus to flip on its side. The SUV sustained serious damage to its front end.

12 people were inside the bus at the time of the crash, 10 of who were taken to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis by either ambulance or Westfield Washington School Districts bus. Another passenger was taken to IU Health North Hospital by vehicle.

The driver of the SUV was treated at the scene.

Westfield police say 4 of the passengers were seriously injured, and 7 others sustained minor injuries.

News 8’s Michaela Springer contributed to this story.