School bus crashing into a highway barrier, 42 injured

A truck driver present on the scene recorded the bus, carrying students and staff from Waggener High School in Louisville, crashing into the divider on I-64 in Kentucky. WKYT reports that the bus crossed three lanes of traffic before hitting the divider.  A blown tire is thought to have caused the bus to sharply swerve, ultimately leading to the crash

A spokesman for the Jefferson County School system indicated that each of the 42 passengers was hospitalized.  Injuries ranged from fair to serious, although none were life threatening

WDRB reports that Brendan O’Hern, a student, woke up from a nap just as the wheels of the bus dropped and saw students tossed across the bus aisle. “I couldn’t breathe, I was thinking, ‘I could die right here on this bus’,” he said.  “When we started swerving, I saw the median coming and my first thought was, ‘OK, we are either going to hit it or flip over’.”

O’Hern said that he only had the wind knocked out of him, while his friend was bloodied after the crash.


Flagstaff school bus crash injured two young students

Two Flagstaff elementary school students have been treated and released from a hospital after their school bus collided with an SUV.  Sheriff’s officials from Cococino County said that the crash in Flagstaff occurred a little after noon on Monday.  Officials stated that only three students were on the bus when it crashed, one of whom was released to a family member arriving at the scene.  The remaining students were hospitalized as a precaution.

According to Sheriff’s officials, the bus was on its way to Leupp to bring the students home.  The SUV driver suffered minor injuries, while the bus driver was unharmed.  Sheriff’s officials stated that while no citations have been issued, the investigation is ongoing.

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