Deputy: 1 ejected, several injured in school bus vs. dump truck crash
- Author: Leroy Wright May 24, 2017,
May 24, 2017, 22:21
The Grant County Sheriff's Office said the children and the bus driver, 75-year-old Jon.
A student was thrown from a school bus Tuesday, after the bus collided with a dump truck at the intersection of Borah Ridge Road and County Road P in Patch Grove Township.
A collision between a school bus and a dump truck in Grant County sent five passengers on the bus to the hospital. In the updated news release, the sheriff's office asked that people keep those who were injured in their thoughts: "Please pray for a full and speedy recovery for all involved", the sheriff's office wrote. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. The school bus spun around and went backward off the road, through the ditch and a barbed wire fence, before coming to a rest in the pasture.
One of the bus passengers was ejected and was taken to an area hospital by ambulance, officials said. Two of the bus' passengers were taken by parents from the scene, one was treated and released at the scene, and the rest were transported by rescue squads to area hospitals.
Gundersen in Prairie du Chien, as well as Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster were where the injured were transported to. No information regarding speed of the dump truck or other potential factors in the crash were released as of press time Wednesday morning.
Also at the scene were River Ridge District Administrator Jeff Athey and Principal Clay Koenig, Athey holding a list of students who rode the bus.
The bus is operated by Warco Transportation out of Bloomington, Wisconsin.
The Grant County Sheriff's Office responded at 3:55 p.m.at the intersection of Morgan Road and County Road P.