School Bus Accident in Denver Sends Seven Children to the Hospital
Last Thursday, a Denver school bus was involved in a minor accident at Colorado Boulevard and 29th Avenue at approximately 4:30 PM. According to reports, the bus struck a minivan. Of the 29 children aboard the vehicle during the collision, almost a quarter were injured.
CBS 4 Denver reports on the status of the children:
29 students from Smiley Middle School were riding home on the bus from an after school program when the accident with the minivan happened.
Seven students were loaded onto stretchers and rushed to Denver Health Medical Center. They are all in fair condition. Police said there are no serious injuries.
The remaining students were either picked up by their parents or dropped off by a substitute bus brought in to finish the route. According to reports, the passenger side of the school bus sustained no damage.
Jeffrey Wolf, a reporter for 9 News, brings us a firsthand account from one of the students involved in the crash:
A student on the bus says a car was backing out of the parking lot onto Colorado Boulevard and collided with the bus.
‘Our bus hit his car and he spun and he went on the other side of the street. And then our tire fell off and our bus shut off automatically,’ Ashana Hopkins, an eighth grader, said.
Here is Justin Joseph with the KWGN video report on the accident: