The driver was killed and 18 passengers were seriously hurt when a school bus veered off the road and crashed into a pillar near the Denver Airport. The concrete pillar completely destroyed the front part of the school bus. The female driver was left with little to none chance of survival because of the extremely grave injuries inflicted by the concrete.
The bus was transporting the Legacy High School football team. It was coming back to the Denver Airport when the accident happened, on Sunday afternoon. Officials report that the bus was carrying 28 students and four adults, the team’s coaches. The Police is saying that the crash occurred shortly after 4 p.m.
Police spokesman John White reported that the female driver of the bus died right there. Ten other people were put in hospital in order to receive professional medical care. The doctors also treated eight other people with easier injuries. Fortunately, they were free to go home shortly after. Three coaches were among the injured people who were inside the bus that crashed near the Denver Airport.
Reports are saying that five patients in fair condition were transported to the Children’s Hospital Colorado.
Cause of the accident still uncertain.
The female driver’s name or age are still unknown. So are the details of the accident. Apart from the concrete pillar, the exact cause is fairly unclear. The authorities are not sure why the driver was coming back to the airport after she picked up the football team. Apparently, she didn’t have any reason to do it.
Denver police Sgt. Michael W. Farr said that the driver’s route was “curious” and that she “should not have been coming back up, but she did.”
All homecoming events postponed
The uninjured students gathered along with their parents inside the airport in order to calm down. Even though they were extremely scared and parents were worried, they needed to be interrogated by the police. The authorities needed to know absolutely every detail about the whole incident. This way, the authorities could maybe find out the exact cause of the crash.
Legacy High School is located in Broomfield, Colorado. Is part of Adams 12 Five Star Schools. The reports say that the Legacy football team played against the team from Chino High School on Friday night, in California.
The officials from the school are saying that they are going to postpone some of the homecoming events that were supposed to be held during this week. This represents a way of showing respect for those involved in it. Also, an adequate way of remembering the driver of the bus who is no longer. The events include another football game that was planned for Monday evening. All this happens because during Monday, a crisis team will be present at school in order to help the students get over this event and go on with their studies. They will talk with the students about their traumas and will help them during these difficult moments.
The Adams 12 Five Star Schools is a public district which serves suburbs north of Denver, including Broomfield, Federal Heights, Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster.
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