Colo. school bus crashes off icy highway, 12 hurt
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado authorities say a bus carrying middle school basketball players slid off an icy road and rolled, injuring 12 people onboard.
An adult male was flown by helicopter to an area hospital following the Tuesday night crash, which came amid snowy weather as the bus returned from a game in Colorado Springs.
The Colorado State Patrol says in a statement that the bus driver lost control at about 9:30 p.m. and spun counterclockwise after attempting to slow for another vehicle. The patrol says the bus went off the highway and down an embankment before rolling onto its right side.
The patrol says 24 students and five adults were onboard, and ambulances took 11 of the passengers to area hospitals with mild to moderate injuries.
The ages of those hurt was unclear late Tuesday.