At Least 5 Hospitalized After School Bus Wreck in Southeastern Missouri
BELGRADE (AP) -- At least five people have been taken to hospitals after a school bus overturned on a rural eastern Missouri highway.
The bus for the Valley R-6 School District in Washington County was carrying students from elementary through high school when it slid off the roadway Tuesday afternoon near Belgraade. Washington County Ambulance District officials say three people were flown by helicopter to St. Louis hospitals and two were taken to Parkland Hospital in Farmington. The extent of their injuries was not immediately known.
Ambulance district administrator Mal Gum says other students had mostly minor injuries. It wasn't clear why the bus wrecked. Weather did not appear to be a factor as conditions were warm and dry.
The small district has about 400 students in kindergarten through high school.