Archive for Wednesday, November 22, 2000

School bus involved in accident

November 22, 2000

A Bonner Springs school bus filled with smoke during a trip home from Tonganoxie last week.

Several students were taken to an area hospital, where they were treated and released for smoke inhalation.

According to Leavenworth County sheriff's reports, about 6 p.m. Nov. 14 the bus hit a post in the parking lot of Tonganoxie Junior High School. Apparently, the front bumper was forced into a front tire.

The driver, Horace Carson, 73, Kansas City, Kan., did not realize what had happened and drove east on U.S. Highway 24-40. The bus filled with smoke and Carson pulled off to the side of the highway west of 182nd Street.

Eight of 18 students on board became nauseated from the smoke and were taken to Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., where they were treated and released. Two other passengers were coaches, Michaela Johnson, 24, Shawnee, and Steven May, 29, Bonner Springs.

The bus driver was cited for leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report the accident by quickest means.

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