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School bus crashA witness, Marvin Cawthon, said he was under the bridge when he saw the back end of the bus coming off the edge or shoulder area, and he said the bus began to fishtail. (Staff photo)
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School bus crashBonner Springs police said the bus driver had to be extricated from the school bus after the crash Aug. 21 at K-7 and K-32. (Staff photo)
School bus crash
School bus crash
A school bus overturned and crashed in Bonner Springs, Kan., resulting in multiple injuries, authorities said today.
The school bus from Pembroke Hill school in Kansas City, Mo., was at the K-7 southbound exit to K-32 in Bonner Springs.
Bonner Springs police said the bus driver had to be extricated from the bus and was taken to a hospital. The injuries to the sixth-graders on board were not considered as serious.
The class was on a field trip to the Tall Oaks Camp in Linwood, Kan., police said. The bus was from Durham School Services.
A witness, Marvin Cawthon, said he was under the bridge when he saw the back end of the bus coming off the edge or shoulder area, and he said the bus began to fishtail.
He said some of the students were hurt, some were scared and shaken. He said it appeared that about six students were seriously injured.
KU Hospital in Kansas CIty, Kan., reported receiving nine patients from the accident, including three who are in serious condition and six in fair condition, a spokesman said. None of those at KU Hospital was facing life-threatening injuries.
Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., received five patients from the crash, according to the hospital. There was no information available on their condition.
Jessica Salazar with Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., said the hospital received four patients from the school bus crash, and the four had minor injuries.
Overland Park Regional Medical Center had five patients from the bus crash, including the driver. They are now in stable condition, a spokesman said.
The ramp from southbound K-7 to K-32 has reopened to traffic at 3:45 p.m., according to the Kansas Department of Transportation.