Mar 17, 2024

Seven Children Injured in Arkansas School Bus Crash

Seven Children Injured in Arkansas School Bus Crash - School Bus

A school bus crash last Tuesday in Hoxie, Arkansas injured seven children, as well as the driver of the bus and the driver of the dump truck who hit it, WMC Action News 5 reported. The crash happened on Highway 63 when the dump truck, driven by 31-year-old Houston Franks, hit the rear end of the bus as it was turning off the highway onto Lawrence County Road 703. The bus, driven by 43-year-old Jeremy Parmer, slid off the road and overturned into the front yard of a residence.

Two children had to be airlifted to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis due to serious injuries. The remaining five children, as well as the two drivers, were transported to Jonesboro Hospital. The attorney for the school district said that all individuals were awake and alert when taken to the hospital. The children at Jonesboro were released at 11 p.m. that night, while the two children at Le Bonheur are expected to remain there for a week. Emergency crews needed to extricate two children from the bus.

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