A school bus overturns that was carrying sixth grade girls to an annual campout, injuring at least 20 onboard, including the driver. The school bus that overturned was one of two in a caravan heading for that end of the summer outing in Kansas on Tuesday, according to Boston.com on Tuesday Aug. 21.
The school bus overturned rounding a sharp curve on a highway ramp. The Pembroke Hills School students on this bus were all girls, the boys were riding on the other bus.
The girls were tossed about the bus when the bus went over. The accident happened about 20 miles away from where the private school is located in Kansas City Mo.. Out of the 36 people on the overturned bus, 20 received injuries in the accident ranging from bruises to head and neck injuries.
None of the injuries were life-threatening, report authorities. Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Howard Dickinson reported that the hardest thing was to get the girls to calm down to start accessing injuries.
Many of the girls were taken off the accident scene on backboards as a precaution. The driver was initially helping the students after the crash, but had to lie down. The driver hasn't been interviewed as of this writing.
The bus came to rest on the side where the main door is located, blocking that as an exit. Roger Twitchel, who owns a body shop near the crash site, came over and helped the crash victims out of the bus until the authorities arrived.
The emergency room doctor called the girls a “bunch of brave little 11-year-old girls" who were comforting one another. The hospital reports that all the injuries they treated are considered minor.