Sixteen injured in Meade County bus crash

March 20, 2018 - 9:26 pm

Sixteen people were injured, at least one critically, after a three-vehicle crash on Monday afternoon that involved a school bus.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reports that the bus was carrying 19 passengers and was traveling north on Ontario Road, approaching U-160.

The bus stopped at a stop sign, but did not yield the right of way to an oncoming semi. The semi's driver could not avoid the collision.

After the initial collision, the semi  struck the front end of a 2001 Ford Excursion coming from the other way.

The bus's driver, an 82-year-old woman, was taken to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. 12 children and one 59-year-old woman -- were treated for injuries and checked over at local hospitals.

The semi's driver, a 43-year-old man from Garden City, and a six year old girl in the Excursion were also treated at a local hospital.

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