Smithville school bus accident injures seven students

Source: Megan Dillard, FOX 4, May 9, 2014

The Smithville School District said seven students were sent to area hospitals following a school bus crash Friday morning. The district said 11 students from the Primary Elementary School and Upper Elementary School, ages ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade were on the bus. First responders transported three students to Children’s Mercy Hospital, four students to North Kansas City Hospital, and four others were released from the scene and went on to school….The school district says the safety of its students is always the first concern. Officials wouldn’t provide information about the driver because she works for Coulter Bus Service. That’s where FOX 4 found Smithville bus number 2, and workers surveying the damage. The company did not want to go on camera for an on-camera interview, but someone with the company told FOX 4, the driver is “good” and “dependable,” and has worked with the company for about three years. We also learned this is the second school bus accident in the Smithville School District this school year….