A school bus carrying 30 6th grade girls to a camp outing in Kansas overturned on the highway. Several students were reported injured and emergency responders immediately began working to rescue one student who became trapped underneath the bus during the accident.
A school bus full of sixth grade girls, teachers, and supervising adults overturned in Bonner Springs, Wyandotte County, Kansas on Aug. 21. Following the accident, at least 10 students were taken to nearby hospitals, and the school was reporting other minor injuries.
School Bus Crash In Kansas — Bus Carrying Girls On Camping Trip Overturns
A terrible accident near Highway 32 in Wyandotte County, Kansas was reported at around 1 p.m. local time on Aug. 21. A school bus overturned and veered off the highway while carrying 30 6th graders on board along with teachers and adult chaperones.
First reports from the scene revealed that several children on board were injured, and emergency responders were working to help them. Rescue crews worked to save a student who was trapped under the overturned bus. At least 10 students sustained injuries categorized between critical and serious injuries and were rushed to local hospitals. The school is also reporting non-critical injuries. Police explain that most of the students were able to exit the bus on their own, but witnesses on the scene stopped to assist them, reports local news KSHB.
Police are still investigating the cause of the accident.
School Bus Headed To Kansas Camp
The bus was from the Pembroke Hills School District in Kansas City, Missouri, reports KSHB. The sixth grade girls were on their way to a two-day camping trip at Tall Oaks Campground in Kansas. Two buses were on their way to the camp.
The town of Bonner Springs is in Wyandotte County, Kansas, about 18 miles west of Kansas City, Missouri. The campground is about nine miles away from where they crashed.
Students without injuries were taken to Bonner Springs High School, reports KSHB.
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