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Driver who hit school bus contacts police

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Joshua Wisner was waiting for his son to catch the bus on Wednesday morning on E. Bristol Road near Irish Road.

“The guy is lucky to be alive, whoever was driving, for sure,” Wisner said.

A man driving a Marquee Electric work truck from Flint, slammed into the back of a Goodrich school bus carrying 14 students.

“We could see the whole area here full of lights. Paramedics, cop cars everything. And you could kind of see a vehicle wedged underneath the back of the bus,” Wisner said.

Davison Township Police said the suspect responsible for this accident was a 35-year-old Burton man that disappeared after Jeff Allen, a father of one of the students, tried helping him to safety.

“We couldn't get the door open because it was jammed shut. But between him and we managed to get him out. I went and checked on the kids, went back and he wasn't there. He ran off,” Allen said.

The impact of the crash was so powerful that the school bus was pushed at least a hundred feet down the road.

“A couple seconds later, it could have been worse. The kids weren't quite on the bus yet, they weren't boarding yet. It could have been worse,” Allen said.

One student had minor injuries due to the crash.  Wisner and his family are thankful it wasn't much worse.

“There was other parents that showed up. One in particular looked like she was scared, but to me it didn't look like anyone was really injured,” Wisner said.

On Friday Davison Township Police said the driver made voluntary contact with their department, although the man's name still hasn't been released.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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