Safety

Bus partially submerged on flooded road

Posted on January 12, 2012

LAWTELL, La. — A school bus carrying more than 50 elementary school students became partially submerged Tuesday while traveling on a flooded road, the Daily World reports.

Minutes after the bus left the elementary school, the driver tried to navigate through the water on the road, which reportedly appeared to be 2 to 3 feet deep. The bus was swept into a ditch and water entered the bus, flooding part of the back.

The sheriff's department came to the scene with trucks and removed the students from the bus. They were taken to a dry patch of land and transported back to school on another bus.

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Comments ( 3 )
  • Denise Radice

     | about 6 years ago

    The bus driver should have known better never to go through water like that, he should be fired. We as bus drivers should know better. If you can't tell how deep it is never go through it.

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