Driver faces OVI, hit-skip after school bus accident

A West Carrollton man faces charges of OVI and leaving the scene of an accident after a car hit a Miamisburg school bus Monday morning and the driver fled, records show.

No injuries were reported as the bus en route to Miamisburg Middle School was hit from behind while stopped shortly after 7:30 a.m. on King Richard Parkway near Lea Castle Place, according to a school district official.

Roger L. Back Jr., 51, on Monday was charged with OVI and hit-skip/leaving the scene, according to Miamisburg Municipal Court records.

Miamisburg police records indicate Back was the driver of the car in the bus accident.

The number of students on the bus at the time of incident was unclear, said Miamisburg schools Director of Business Scott Gilbert, but “everybody was OK” and the bus incurred “very minor scrapes.”

Witnesses said a Honda was following closely behind the school bus when the bus stopped to pick up students, police records show. While the bus was stopped, the Honda “stopped very close” behind it, records show.

While attempting to pull around and pass the school district vehicle, the car hit the bus twice before it “backed up, pulled around the bus and left,” witnesses said in police records.

Back’s next court date is Sept. 27, court records show.

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