8 Injured After School Bus Crash in Brighton
Six students and two adults were injured in a school bus crash that happened this morning (September 25) in Brighton, according to 9News.
The bus involved was from the 27J School District. Thankfully, a spokesperson for the district reported that none of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.
The incident occurred around 8:30 a.m. on East 136th Avenue near Buckley Road.
According to John Bradley of the Brighton Police Department (BPD), the bus was heading westbound on 136th when it began to leave the roadway on the right side.
This caused the driver to over-correct, which caused the bus to roll over onto the south side of the roadway. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.
The six injured children were all special needs students, believed to be around high school age. After walking off of the bus themselves, they were taken to Children's Hospital Colorado.
The hospital expects the students to be discharged later today, revealing that majority of the injuries were minor bumps and bruises.
The adults, the bus driver and a paraprofessional, were taken to University Hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The bus was scheduled to go to Prairie View High School. According to 27J spokesperson Tracy Rudnick, the bus driver has been with the school for over 10 years and is an experienced driver.
"It appears it was just an accident, so something might have happened while she was driving," Rudnick said. She believes the bus did not have seatbelts.
The district is working to ensure student safety in the area, and is currently in the process of contacting the families of those involved.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.