All kids on crashed school bus avoid se­ri­ous in­jury

Cape Breton Post - - World -

ST. LOUIS — The prin­ci­pal of a sub­ur­ban St. Louis ele­men­tary school says there is “huge re­lief” that all 13 stu­dents who were on a school bus that crashed avoided se­ri­ous in­jury. The crash hap­pened about 8 a.m. Thurs­day on In­ter­state 44 in St. Louis County af­ter the bus swerved to avoid an ac­ci­dent, drove over a guardrail and down a steep em­bank­ment. The bus was tak­ing the St. Louis stu­dents to the Hanna Woods Ele­men­tary School, their school in the sub­urb of Manch­ester.

High­way Pa­trol Sgt. Al Nothum says a car struck the me­dian and spun to­ward the bus. It isn’t clear if the ve­hi­cles col­lided, but the bus swerved and ended up about 5 me­tres down a hill. Au­thor­i­ties ini­tially said there were 14 stu­dents on the bus, but later re­vised that to 13. They were treated for scrapes and bruises.

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