Four people injured on special education bus


Monday, September 27th 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Three special education students and a bus
driver were injured when a Tulsa Public Schools mini-bus went out
of control this morning.

"Three students in the bus have been transported to area
hospitals with what's been described as minor injuries as well as
the bus driver, who has minor injuries," said Tulsa police Sgt.
Wayne Allen.

The bus was heading to Thoreau Demonstration Academy. The three
high school students were the only passengers on the bus, said Bob
Haddox, transportation director for Tulsa Public Schools.

"We have contacted parents, and transportation supervisors are
at the scene," Haddox said. The injuries of the students and
driver have been described as cuts and bruises.

Police said the bus driver apparently lost control and hit a
concrete barrier on Broken Arrow Expressway in Tulsa. The bus went
over the barrier and came to rest against a parked freight train,
according to reports.

Witnesses say the roof and windshield of the bus are smashed.
Police and transportation officials for Tulsa schools were
investigating the scene.