5 children treated at scene after pickup rear-ends school bus

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CLINTON COUNTY—One person was hospitalized in an accident just before 4p.m. Friday in Clinton County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 2004 Chevy Silverado driven by Joseph L. Bernard, 53, Lathrop, was eastbound on  MO 116 one mile east of Lathrop.

The pickup rear-ended a school bus driven by Samuel F. Shields, 64, Holt, that was slowing to turn into a private drive.

Tri-County EMS transported Bernard to Liberty Hospital.  EMS treated a 5-year-old boy, a 9-year-old girl, an 11-year-old girl, an 11-year-old boy all from Lathrop and an 11-year-old girl from Holt at the scene.  The bus driver was not injured. Bernard was not wearing a seat belt, according to the MSHP.