School bus driver cited in collision
LEE'S SUMMIT (AP) - The driver of a suburban Kansas City school involved in a collision that injured 13 students has been cited for trying to make an unsafe U-turn.
Police in Lee's Summit announced the municipal charge against the 50-year-old driver on Wednesday.
The accident occurred Monday afternoon as the bus was carrying 20 players from the Raymore-Peculiar High School volleyball team to a match at Lee's Summit West High School.
Police said the driver missed a turn and was trying to make a U-turn near the school when the bus was hit on the side by a flatbed truck. The bus remained upright.
Twelve students were treated at hospitals for minor injuries and released. A 13th had serious but non-life-threatening injuries and remained hospitalized in stable condition Wednesday.