School Bus Wreck Injures 2 Children In Downtown Tulsa

Monday, September 19th 2011, 9:35 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- UPDATE: A Tulsa bus driver was at fault in the collision that injured two students, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. School employee William Connery II, 23, was driving at unsafe speed for the conditions when he hit a pickup from behind, a trooper's report states.

Several children on the Tulsa Public School bus suffered minor injuries in the multi-vehicle crash on the south leg of Tulsa's IDL Monday morning.

The crash happened in the eastbound lanes of the IDL under the 12th Street bridge.

Tulsa Police, Tulsa Fire and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol were on scene. 

Two children were taken off the bus and placed in an EMSA ambulance and transported to a Tulsa hospital in what EMSA said was fair condition. The 14- and 15-year-old girls were treated and released, according to the OHP trooper's report.

Eastbound traffic was slowed because of the crash.

No one in the other vehicles was injured.

The school bus was moved to Tulsa Fire station No. 4 on 12th Street, where most of the students were transferred to a second school bus and taken on to Edison Preparatory school.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says there were 40 students on the bus with ages ranging from 13 to 16. Five students were picked up at the fire station by their parents.