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Three students taken to hospital after school bus crash in Benton County



The Benton Community School District Superintendent has confirmed that a school bus carrying nine students collided with an SUV on a gravel road near the 76th Street and 23rd Avenue intersection, northeast of Blairstown, KCRG reports.The bus was taking nine kids between preschool and high school ages home after an early dismissal when the collision happened. The bus reportedly went into a ditch and rolled over.Three students were taken to a hospital via ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. Both the bus driver and driver of the SUV were taken to the hospital too. The other children were checked on the scene and released to their parents.Superintendent Pam Ewell said that her thoughts and prayers are with all the students and drivers involved tonight, and that she is thankful for the quick action of the bus driver and the school resource officer for responding so quickly to help the students.

The Benton Community School District Superintendent has confirmed that a school bus carrying nine students collided with an SUV on a gravel road near the 76th Street and 23rd Avenue intersection, northeast of Blairstown, KCRG reports.

The bus was taking nine kids between preschool and high school ages home after an early dismissal when the collision happened. The bus reportedly went into a ditch and rolled over.

Three students were taken to a hospital via ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. Both the bus driver and driver of the SUV were taken to the hospital too. The other children were checked on the scene and released to their parents.

Superintendent Pam Ewell said that her thoughts and prayers are with all the students and drivers involved tonight, and that she is thankful for the quick action of the bus driver and the school resource officer for responding so quickly to help the students.



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