Ambulances transported approximately a dozen students to nearby hospitals after a school bus swerved off the road, overcorrected and rolled over on Highway 281 approximately four miles south of Quincy Monday morning. According to the Washington State Patrol, most of the children onboard were reportedly injured to some degree. Three of the injured students were listed as being in serious condition, but none sustained life-threatening injuries.
There were a total of 38 children on board the bus at the time of the accident, and most of the students involved were transported to Quincy Valley Medical Center, Columbia Basin Hospital and Central Washington Hospital, according to Grant County sheriff’s spokesman Kyle Foreman. One other student suffered more serious injuries and was airlifted to Samaritan Hospital in nearby Moses Lake.
School Transportation Statistics
- Almost 500,000 school buses transport approximately 24 million students to and from school or related activities each school day.
- Since 1990, there have been 407,000 fatalities in traffic accidents; school bus-related accidents account for just one-third of one percent of these deaths.
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