Eleven students were taken to Sauk Prairie Hospital Monday after a crash involving a school bus.
The crash happened just after 3:30 p.m. on Highway 78 at Longwood Drive north of Prairie du Sac, officials said.
Sauk Prairie School District Superintendent Cliff Thompson said 11 students and the bus driver were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, like symptoms similar to whiplash. There were 34 students, ranging in age from 8 to 18, on the bus.
The bus was stopped on Highway 78 when a 2006 Ford Explorer, being driven by a 16-year-old boy, hit it from behind, officials said.
Thompson said the 16-year-old was also taken to the hospital.
Sauk County Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Stoddard said a preliminary investigation indicates inattentiveness on the part of the driver of the car that rear-ended the bus.
Investigators are still looking into what distracted the driver.