DPS: 3 kids hurt in school bus crash on US 60 near Wickenburg

WICKENBURG, AZ - Authorities say three children are hurt after a school bus collided with a passenger car on U.S. 60 near the small central Arizona town of Aguila.

State Department of Public Safety official Carrick Cook says five children under age 13 and a driver were aboard the Wickenburg School District bus when the crash occurred at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Crews told ABC15 the bus rolled at least four times before coming to a complete stop. Officials said it appears the driver of the car fell asleep and crossed the center line, hitting the bus.

Authorities said all three children suffered non-life threatening injuries. Wickenburg School Superintendent Howard Carlson said one of the kids was flown to the hospital as a precaution.

Carlson said the driver of the school bus appears to be okay.

DPS officials say the driver of the car was trapped in the vehicle and was seriously injured, and two other people in the car were also hurt.

Two medical helicopters landed at the scene to airlift the injured to hospitals.

 

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