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Bus driver drops off last kid before ending up in ditch

10365775_770532953007357_6525766415474567110_nARLINGTON, IOWA – A school bus driver dropped off his last kid before he lost control of his vehicle, ended up in a ditch and was hospitalized.

On September 22, 2014, at approximately 4:08 PM, Michael James Carey, age 74 of Fayette, was driving a West Central School bus north on J Avenue 7 miles West of Arlington when he lost control of the bus and went into the east ditch. Carey was transported to the Oelwein Mercy Medical Center for medical evaluation by Oelwein Ambulance.

Carey had just finished dropping off the last student on the bus route before the accident. There were no children on the bus at the time of the accident.

The Bus sustained approx. $3,500.00 damage. Arlington Fire Department assisted at the scene. Accident remains under investigation.

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