A driver heading the wrong way in heavy traffic on Interstate 70 near Brooklyn Avenue on Monday afternoon hit a school bus with children on board, but none was injured, police said.
The wreck closed two lanes of traffic for about an hour, but the interstate was clear again by 5 p.m. The wreck occurred in the eastbound lanes of I-70 about 3:40 p.m.
About 10 children were on the bus at the time of the wreck.
The incident began when police tried to stop a car that was being driven erratically at Truman Road and Prospect Avenue, according to Capt. Stacey Graves, a spokeswoman for the Kansas City Police Department. The car did not stop, instead heading the wrong way on the exit ramp to I-70.
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After hitting the bus, the wrong-way driver continued on and struck another vehicle, leaving that driver with minor injuries.
Two men fled on foot from the wrong-way vehicle but were taken into custody.
Officials found other transportation to get the children home.