Camdenton Bus Crash
A school bus filled with students crashed head-on with another vehicle on Highway 7 near Montreal Thursday Morning. According to authorities, the school bus involved was Camdenton School Bus #40.
Preliminary investigations indicated that the crash was, in fact, a head-on collision, but the exact circumstances surrounding the accident are not yet known. The driver and passenger of the car were injured, and are being treated for injuries.
Sgt Scott White of the Missouri State Highway Patrol told reporters that some of the children on the bus suffered minor bumps and bruises, but none on board were badly injured.
Superintendent Dr. Tim Hadfield went to the scene of the accident and confirmed that there were 37 students on board at the time of the crash. The bus driver and paraprofessional on board were not injured.
The school district sent a second bus out to the scene shortly before 8:00 a.m. to pick up students and bring them to school.
Superintendent Hadfield asked that parents who would like to check on their children do so at the school.
Causes Of Bus Crashes
A call from the school reporting a school bus accident can be a parent’s worst nightmare. Fortunately, in today’s crash, none of the students were badly injured. However, it serves as a reminder that accidents of all kinds happen every day.
It’s important that drivers of both cars and buses pay diligent attention to the road. One of the most common causes of bus crashes stems from complacency, or that “it won’t happen to me” attitude.
Schultz & Myers Personal Injury Lawyers will follow the story and provide more information as it becomes available.
If you or a loved one is injured in a crash that involves a city bus or school bus, call our office at 314.444.4444. Our attorneys are experienced litigators who have worked on notable bus crashes in recent years. We’re here to help.