PORTER TOWNSHIP – Authorities are still trying to determine what caused an accident in which a car struck a school bus.
The Cass County Sheriff's Department was sent to U.S. 12 and M-217 Friday at 4:20 PM. Deputies determined that 18 year old Janel Chappell of Niles was heading west on U.S. 12 when she collided with a vehicle driven by 20 year old Dakota Hicks of Constantine.
The collision caused Hicks to fishtail and go into the oncoming lane where his automobile struck a school bus that was driven by 69 year old Cynthia Takace of White Pigeon.
No students were injured in the incident. Both Takace and Hicks were treated at the scene and released. Chappell was taken to Elkhart General Hospital for treatment of her injuries.
It's believed all drivers were wearing their safety belts.