The Postville school bus that was hit by a train earlier this week happened because the driver stopped too close to the tracks.
The train smashed into the bus and pushed it off the gravel road around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office.
Three people were on the bus, including two students. One of the students suffered minor injuries, though both ended up going to the emergency room to be evaluated.
The bus driver ended up being cited for failure to properly stop at a railroad crossing.
Postville’s school bus was a total loss. Only minor damage to the train.