Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: School bus versus semi truck crash along U.S. Highway 95.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a school bus and a semi truck have crashed along U.S. Highway 95, at mile marker 51 south of Five Mile Road, in Needles, California.
ZachNews has learned from the California Highway Patrol that a semi truck smashed into the back of the school bus that was stopped at a construction zone, which then the school bus collided into another semi truck that was in front of the school bus trapping the bus driver.
The California Highway Patrol said that between 30 to 33 students athletes and 4 adults, including the bus driver, from Buckeye Union High School in Buckeye, Arizona were heading to a volleyball game at Mohave High School in Bullhead City, Arizona.
Reports that a people who was on the school bus was transported to a hospital by helicopter.
According to the Buckeye Union High School District, a student was air lifted to a nearby hospital for non-life threatening injuries, and 8 other students were transported by ambulance to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
The remaining students were reportedly taken in another school bus to Colorado River Medical Center in Needles, California to be medically checked.
The Buckeye Union High School District said it is in the process of contacting parents.
“BUHSD immediately dispatched another bus so that students could be returned home this evening. Parents of the students have been notified by school administration. The Buckeye Union High School District is very thankful and appreciative of the cooperation and support received from the Colorado River Union High School District, local law enforcement and emergency response personnel,” said the Buckeye Union High School District.
U.S. Highway 95 is closed in both directions from before Five Mile Road to Highway 62 until tow crews clean up and tow away the wrecked vehicles.
ZachNews sends our thoughts and prayers to all of the students athletes and adults injured in the crash and hope that they all get well soon.
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