Several Injured in School Bus Crash With Suspected Drunken Driver
UPDATE: The Missouri State Highway Patrol is now reporting 26 injuries which involved students and adults on a school bus that was struck by a suspected drunk driver in Johnson County, MO.
According to the online crash report, a 2004 Mazda failed to yield to a 2018 Bluebird School bus on Highway 50.
The Mazda struck the bus, causing it overturn onto its right side.
The driver of the Mazda, 48-year old Coley G. Waters, of Bates City, MO, was arrested for felony DWI, felony leaving the scene of a crash, and several counts of felony 2nd Degree Assault. Waters was taken to the Johnson County Jail.
The injuries involved numerous students from the Grandview area, who were on their way home from a track meet. The victims were taken to several area hospitals for treatment. The AP reports that none of the injuries appeared to be serious.
Original Story: Authorities say a suspected drunken driver has crashed a minivan into a school bus that was taking students home from a track meet.
The Kansas City Star reports that eight Grandview High School students were taken to hospitals with injuries that didn't appear to be life threatening after the Saturday night crash on U.S. 50 in Johnson County, Missouri.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the minivan driver was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after fleeing on foot.
School district officials said on their Facebook page that the bus was traveling from a district track meet at Holden High School. District officials said they are "grateful" that none of the injuries appear to be serious.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.