Cathryn Jostad, the North Dakota bus driver who had to have both legs amputated following a collision with four semis, died last Friday of injuries sustained in the crash.
North Dakota bus driver Cathryn Jostad had both legs amputated in a life-saving operation following a crash with four semis in heavy fog. No one else aboard the bus was seriously injured.
U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) brought Susan and Richard Lunski, the first people at the scene of the bus-train crash near Larimore, North Dakota, as her guests to the State of the Union address. The Lunskis helped rescue students as they waited for first responders.
There is no conclusion yet on whether the bus driver in the Larimore, North Dakota, crash suffered a medical event, officials say. The parents of two of the children aboard the bus say the driver “slumped over” in his chair. Meanwhile, the community makes efforts to support the families of those impacted by the crash.
A bus driver in Larimore, North Dakota, was returning students home on Monday after school when he struck a train. He failed to yield to a stop sign, officials say. A 17-year-old girl was also killed and 12 students were injured.
As the driver exits the bus, another driver sees a child looking out a window on the bus and reports it. The child is taken off the bus and transported to school, while the second child is discovered on a later search of the same bus. The general manager for the company that runs the bus says the incident was driver error and that the driver “should have done the walk-through.”