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Oklahoma Students Still Recovering From Injuries After Bus Accident

Posted on October 25, 2018

On September 29th, 2018, a class of fifth grade students from Norman, OK was on a trip to visit Seaworld San Antonio in South Central Texas.

What should have been an amazing and experience for the children turned into a disaster. The bus was traveling down Highway 281 in rural Lampasas County. Only three hours away from the final destination. It was raining at the time of the incident, and the bus had an accident and rolled.

According to information provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety; reports suggest the bus hydroplaned from the back end. When the driver attempted to correct the steering of the vehicle, the bus was unable to regain stability and rolled.

There were 24 young students and 3 teachers on the bus at the time of the accident. All the students were female. A separate bus for the male students avoided any incident. It turned around to take the children back home to Oklahoma.

Thankfully; there were no fatalities in the accident, or life-threatening injuries.

Of the passengers transported to local emergency medical centers; three students were in the hospital following the wreck. to reporting from Oklahoma News 4, many of the injured students are still recovering from the crash.

According to Tulsa bus accident attorney Charles Bryan Alred, “When bus accidents occur, the consequences can be devastating.  Whether on a school bus or a commercial bus; this situation is frightening, when involving children. It is crucial that bus operators take all necessary safety measures. Ensuring they are doing absolutely everything possible to protect the health and well being of passengers.”

Officials from the Norman Public School District issued a statement thanking emergency first responders and medical professionals for their efforts.

They were able to take recovery status. For instance, while prioritizing every student, injured in the crash with quick action, they  avoided a bad situation becoming worse. Representatives also state that they will continue to monitor the health and rehab. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.