*Editor’s note: It was first erroneously reported that the bus driver was said to blinded by sunlight, but this has been changed to the SUV driver after reviewing the information gathered.

JOPLIN, Mo. — A Joplin school bus was struck by another vehicle Thursday morning.

It happened in the 3600 block of E. 7th St. where authorities said the bus driver pulled into the road. That’s when the bus driver swerved out of the way but was rear-ended by an SUV whose driver said they could not see the bus due to the sun in their eyes.*

*Google Maps link to above photo location

Only the bus driver suffered a minor injury to his hand. The Soaring Heights students aboard did not suffer any injuries, according to the school district. The driver of the car was uninjured as well.

This is a developing story and we will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.