A school bus accident on Thursday morning seriously injured two students, and four others sustained minor injuries. The accident occurred in Tallmedge Township, Michigan when the driver lost control and crashed the bus at approximately 7:25 a.m. According to The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department, 50-year-old Angela Telman was driving the bus transporting five students to the Zion Christian School when she failed to stop at the intersection of 24th Street and Leonard Street causing the bus to travel off the roadway. The bus traveled through the air approximately 20 feet before crashing into a resident's yard. Telman claims she was confused by her location and simply did not see the stop sign. The accident is the second for Telman who was cited last November for rear-ending a car. Authorities are investigating the accident to confirm Telman’s claims.
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