At least 26 injured when a truck collided with a school bus
35 people, including students, teachers and a driver, were involved in a crash after a vehicle hit the school bus that was coming back from a trip to Elitches Park, in Denver.
The incident took place on Thursday afternoon, July 12, 2018, in Weld County, Colorado, near the intersection of County Roads 49 and 24, northeast of Hudson.
According to the Greeley-Evans Facebook page, the students aboard the school bus were from Greeley Central High School and Northridge High School, and it is yet uncertain how many were injured.
Fox News claims that at least 26 people suffered minor to major injuries during the crash. Colorado State Patrol shared that the yellow bus collided with a truck, causing it to flip to its side and slide off the road.
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The same agency revealed that, after its initial investigation, it seemed like the truck driver fell asleep, which lead him to struck the bus. Several emergency vehicles were called to the site, as well as police cars and a firetruck.
Some of the students and staff were transported to various hospitals, including North Cypress Medical Center and Children's Hospital, in Denver, and, so far, none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening.
Truck driver falls asleep at the wheel, drifts into oncoming traffic and strikes a school bus, sending 19 students to the hospital in Colorado. https://t.co/DNJSdG7nto— AP West Region (@APWestRegion) July 13, 2018
According to Greeley-Evans School District 6, the school has personnel at each of the hospitals to keep the board updated on the health condition of the student's and teachers injured in the collision.
Fortunately, no fatalities have resulted from the crash, which could have taken other proportions. In 2016, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a school bus, driven by Johnthony Walker, slammed into a tree, killing six students and injuring more than 20 others.
Ultimately, the 24-year-old was charged with six counts of vehicular homicide and one count each of reckless endangerment and reckless driving, and was sentenced to spend four years in prison.