Special Needs Transportation

Students not seriously injured when bus overturns

Posted on April 4, 2014

COPPERAS COVE, Texas — Five occupants of a school bus, three of whom were special-needs students, sustained only minor injuries when their bus was broadsided by a car in late March, KEYE TV reports.

The special-needs students who were riding the Copperas Cove Independent School District (ISD) bus were in wheelchairs and were left hanging upside down when the bus overturned upon being hit. The students had to be cut free of their restraints.

The students, the attendant, bus driver and the motorist who struck the bus were taken to a hospital in Killeen, Texas, as a precaution. Copperas Cove ISD Superintendent Dr. Joe Burns later said that the students were doing well, and none of the adults suffered life-threatening injuries, according to KEYE TV.

To read the full story, click here.

Related Topics: school bus crash, Texas, wheelchairs

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
One of NAPT’s strategic goals is to increase the number of pupil transportation professionals who are certified. Seen here is the association’s 2016 Summit in Kansas City, Missouri.
News

15 NAPT Members Earn Certifications

The achievements tie in to one of the association’s goals: to increase the number of pupil transportation professionals who are certified by NAPT. One of the certifications focuses on special-needs transportation.

News

Student Helps Boy Having Seizure on School Bus

Amyhia Draper of Nebraska sees the boy begin to have a seizure and she and another student turn him on his side. She learned what to do in such situations from her mother, a daycare professional.

News

Special-Needs Teen Dies After Outburst on School Bus

Anthony Corona of California, who had autism, lost consciousness and died after an episode in which he became agitated. The bus driver and aides reportedly tried to calm him, performed CPR, and called 911.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from SBF delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the school bus industry and don't miss a thing!