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Eleven Students Involved in Bus Accident Released from Medical Care

SHELBY COUNTY DPS ARE PUTTING TOGETHER FINAL DETAILS OF THE BUS ACCIDENT THAT OCCURRED FRIDAY AFTERNOON A LITTLE AFTER FOUR.  WHAT THEY HAVE TOLD US SO FAR IS THAT A CENTER ISD BUS WAS HEADED EAST ON HIGHWAY 7 ,DRIVEN BY 51-YEAR-OLD EVA COOPER OF CENTER WHEN IT APPROACHED THE INTERSECTION OF FM 1656. ANOTHER VEHICLE WAS APPROACHING THAT SAME INTERSECTION AND SLOWED TO TURN LEFT ONTO THE FM ROAD.  THE REPORT INDICATES THE DRIVER OF THE BUS FAILED TO CONTROL HER SPEED AND TOOK EVASIVE ACTION TO AVOID HITTING THE SMALLER VEHICLE IN THE REAR. AS A RESULT, IT ENTERED INTO A SIDE SKID AND OVERTURNED CAUSING MAJOR DAMAGE TO THE BUS.  THE DRIVER AND SOME  STUDENT OCCUPANTS OF THE  BUS WERE TREATED AND IN SOME INSTANCES TRANSFERRED TO SHELBY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER BY ACE EMS. 

IN A PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY CENTER SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT JAMES HOCKENBERRY , IT WAS CONFIRMED THAT ELEVEN STUDENTS AND THE BUS DRIVER WERE TREATED AT THE SCENE FOR THEIR INJURIES.  NINE STUDENTS AND THE DRIVER WERE TREATED AND RELEASED ON FRIDAY.  TWO STUDENTS WERE HOSPITALIZE OVERNIGHT ON FRIDAY FOR OBSERVATION, BUT WERE RELEASED ON SATURDAY.  NO SERIOUS INJURIES WERE REPRORTED, EXCEPT FOR A STUDENT WITH A SHOULDER INJURY.  

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