UPDATE: Police say SUV fled scene of school bus accident in Greenwood

4:21 p.m. update

Police are now looking for a black SUV that fled the scene of a school bus accident that left two people injured.

According to early witness reports, police say that the accident appeared to have resulted in a chain reaction of events. The SUV appeared to have slammed on its brakes to make a U-turn prior to the accident, and the SUV driver’s actions caused a Franklin Community Schools bus to slam on its brakes. A Clark-Pleasant school bus that was behind the Franklin bus then hit its brakes, said Matt Fillenwarth, Greenwood police assistant chief.

The Clark-Pleasant bus then rear-ended the Franklin bus, which rear-ended the black SUV.

The SUV is believed to have rear-end damage, he said.

Both buses were occupied at the time of the accident, and were heading southbound on U.S. 31. The Clark-Pleasant bus had seven occupants, five students and two adults, and the Franklin bus had three students and two adults, said Darin Hoggatt, Greenwood fire chief.

Two adults on the Clark Pleasant bus had minor injuries and were taken for treatment, he said.

Parents and transportation officials from both school districts responded to the scene and took care of getting the students where they needed to be, Hoggatt said.

3:50 p.m. update

All lanes of traffic have now been reopened on U.S. 31 and Main Street. Traffic was backed up on both roads due to the accident.

Original story

First responders are responding to a vehicle accident involving two school buses in Greenwood.

​A report of a vehicle accident involving two school buses near the intersection of U.S. 31 and Main Street came in before 3 p.m.​ Friday afternoon. The buses, which were small activity buses, belonged to Clark-Pleasant Community Schools and Franklin Community Schools, said Darin Hoggatt, Greenwood Fire Chief.

Both buses were occupied at the time of the accident. One bus had three people on board and the other had five, he said.

One of the bus drivers has minor injuries. No children were injured, Hoggatt said.

Traffic is backed up on U.S. 31 and Main Street due to the accident.

This story will be updated when more details become available.