A college bus carrying youngsters collided with a semi-trailer truck in Nebraska on Tuesday, overturning and inuring all the scholars on board, authorities mentioned.
The accident occurred simply earlier than 4 p.m. on a rural freeway close to Champion because the bus was dropping off youngsters after college, the Chase County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned.
The varsity bus made a left flip and collided with the semi, which was hauling a trailer stuffed with grain, in line with authorities. The semi hit the rear passenger facet of the bus, inflicting the bus to spin and flip over onto its driver’s facet.
The truck continued a brief approach earlier than going off-road and crossing a ditch and coming to a cease on a close-by property, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.
Eleven college students ages 6 to fifteen had been on board on the time of the crash. All the kids and each drivers had been rushed to the Chase County Hospital “with a variety of accidents,” the sheriff’s workplace mentioned. Three of the kids had been later taken to regional trauma facilities.
The bus driver was a 39-year-old man from Champion, and the truck driver was a 20-year-old man from Venango, officers mentioned.
Deputies are nonetheless within the preliminary phases of the investigation and requested assist from the Nebraska State Police to examine each autos and reconstruct the accident, in line with authorities.
Champion is a group positioned in southwestern Nebraska close to the borders of Colorado and Kansas.