The bus belonged to the Pike County R-III (Clopton) School District. One student was on the bus at the time of the collision.

An incident involving a dump truck and a school bus resulted in moderate injuries for a New London man early Tuesday morning.

The driver of the dump truck, 64-year-old Luther Jennings of New London, was taken by Lincoln County Ambulance to Mercy Hospital Lincoln in Troy for treatment. Jennings was driving southbound on U.S. 61 south of the Pike/Lincoln County border when a school bus attempting to cross the highway pulled into the path of Jennings around 6:42 a.m.

The two vehicles collided, causing extensive damage to both.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, the school bus driver, 41-year-old Charles Dameron of Clarksville, was not injured. Both men were wearing safety devices at the time of the collision.

The bus belonged to the Pike County R-III (Clopton) School District. One student was on the bus at the time of the collision.

That student and the bus driver were assessed at the scene by emergency personnel. The student was released to parents.

Pike County R-III Superintendent Mark Harvey said the district will follow Missouri school bus protocol in assessing the situation.

With a fleet of about 10 buses, Harvey said the district will still be able to maintain its regular routes.

“Extra trips and activities, though, might be difficult,” he said.