7-Year-Old In Intensive Care After Car Crashes Into Bixby Bus
BIXBY, Oklahoma - A 7-year-old boy is in the hospital after police say his mother pulled out in front of a Bixby school bus.
Five people went to the hospital and two are still there. Police say the 7 year old has a brain bleed and is in intensive care; his mother is also in the hospital.
The bus was headed southbound near 134th and Memorial to Bixby High School with 10 students on board.
Police say that’s when the driver of the car, who was at a stop sign, pulled out in front of the bus while making a left-hand turn.
Police say a 16 and 17 year old on the bus were injured and taken to the hospital - one with nose injuries.
Transportation Director Gabe Hayes heard the bus driver's call over the radio.
"You can usually tell by their voice when something happens. She was pretty stressed," he said.
The driver of the car who hit the bus had her 7 and 4 year olds in the backseat. All were taken by ambulance to the hospital.
Police said the 7 year old wasn't wearing a seat belt and the impact sent him flying, causing his brain to bleed. He's in intensive care.
The bus was traveling around 40 miles per hour.
Hayes said although the students felt the impact, buses are designed with students’ safety in mind.
"The students and driver sit up higher than everyone else, so all the energy from an impact usually goes underneath them, which it did in this case. The driver’s compartment wasn't impacted at all," Hayes said.
The woman's car was crushed and police said she and her kids are lucky to be alive.
The driver who caused the accident is getting a few tickets for failure to yield, not having a driver's license and not properly restraining her 7 year old.