Dozens of Students Injured in a School Bus Rollover
LAMPASAS, TX – Dozens of Oklahoma elementary students were injured in a school bus rollover in Central Texas over the weekend.
KTXS is reporting the Department of Public Safety, along with local first responders, investigated a school bus crash that carried dozens of students Saturday afternoon along Highway 281 north of Lampasas.
Students from Cleveland Elementary School in Norman, OK were en route to Sea World in San Antonio.
According to DPS Trooper Michael Tatum, there were 24 girls, all 10 and 11-year-olds, accompanied by two teachers, a principal and the bus driver.
The driver lost control of the bus and the bus rolled over. Several of the girls sustained head injuries, according to Tatum.
All of the children were taken to area hospitals including the Metroplex Hospital, Rollins Brook Community Hospital, Baylor Scott and White Hospital, Darnall Army Hospital and McLane Childrens Hospital.
Erin Riley, spokeswoman for Metroplex Hospital in Killeen, confirmed six victims were taken to its emergency room for treatment but no injuries were critical.
A second bus traveling with the group that was carrying the boys, was taken to Lampasas Middle School. No one was injured on that bus.
Highway 281 remained closed for several hours as DPS continued its investigation.
An update was given on Sunday afternoon from Oklahoma Senator Rob Standridge that five students and two teachers remain hospitalized.