Child, Bus Driver Injured After Missouri School Bus Slides Off Interstate
LINDBERGH, Mo. (KFSM) — Several children were injured on Thursday (May 11) when a Missouri school bus went over a guardrail and then into a ravine.
Nine ambulances were called to the scene, and nearby hospitals were put on standby, according to our affiliates at KTVI.
The bus was driving along I-44 near Lindbergh just before 8 a.m. when the accident occurred. A witness said two other vehicles got in an accident, and then the bus ran into one of those stopped vehicles. The bus hit a guardrail and then went off the highway and into the woods.
There were 14 people on the bus, including the driver. The bus was traveling from St. Louis to a Hanna Woods elementary in Manchester. The students range in age from Kindergarten to 5th grade.
Firefighters say many of the kids had cuts, scrapes and bruises. They say that one of the children had a moderate, but not life threatening injury after he was ejected from the emergency door while the bus went down the embankment.
The bus driver was trapped on the bus when firefighters arrived on the scene. The bus driver was rescued, and the children are off of the bus. The injured were all taken to local hospitals.