BRIGHTON, Colo. (CBS4)– Two adults and six children were rushed to the hospital after a school bus rollover crash on Wednesday morning. The crash happened at Sable and 136th in Brighton.
All of the students on board the bus were rushed to Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora and the adults were taken to University of Colorado Hospital.
According to a spokesperson for Children’s Hospital, five out of six children had been treated and released as of 5 p.m.
The extent of the injuries suffered by those on the bus are described as “not serious” by Brighton 27J spokeswoman Tracy Rudnick. Children’s Hospital told CBS4 the students were all listed in “good condition.”
“There was some very minor injuries – scrapes, bumps, bruises, to potentially broken bones,” said Ali Wierma, a pediatric emergency medicine physician at Children’s Hospital Colorado. “We actually don’t know for sure yet, but no serious injuries.”
None of those on the bus were wearing seat belts in accordance with Colorado state law. What happened leading up to the crash is being investigated. Police do not suspect that drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.
“Obviously, with a bus that’s rolled over, we’re grateful nobody was injured because it always has the potential for injuries,” said John Bradley with Brighton Police. “At this point, lucky I guess. I’d say maybe some credit to the driver for handling a bad situation as well as they could.”
The bus was en route to Prairie View High School where the students attend school.
The children on the bus are enrolled in the special education program. The driver and the paraprofessional are the two adults who were on the bus when it rolled. The bus driver, a female, has more than 10 years experience.
To ensure safety, all students and adults involved in this morning's accident are being transported to health facilities for assessment. District support staff will be on site to assist.
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