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School bus rollover sends 8 people to hospital

Brighton rollover crash
Posted at 10:34 AM, Sep 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 12:45:24-04

BRIGHTON, Colo. — Eight people were sent to area hospitals, including six children, after a 27J Schools bus rolled over near E. 136th Avenue and Buckley Road just before 9 a.m. Wednesday.

The single-vehicle crash happened at 8:52 a.m., according to 27J Schools Spokesperson Tracy Rudnick. She said everybody involved is expected to be OK.

Six children were transported to Children’s Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora and two adults — the bus driver and a paraprofessional — were transported to University Hospital, Rudnick said. The school district said the students, which all have special needs, are from Prairie View High School. Rudnick said she believes the students are in 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade.

All students and adults who were involved were transported to health facilities for assessment, the school district said.

Rudnick said that the bus was headed westward on its way to drop children off at school — about five minutes away — when the crash occurred. She said schools in the district are not required to have seat belts, but she wasn't sure if this bus had them or not.

Brighton police said the road in this area is flat and it was dry at the time. They said drugs and alcohol are not suspected.

She said that police were at the scene and roads were closed in the area. She said the district would have more information shortly.