13 Children, 1 Adult Treated After
Catoosa School Bus Wreck
Thirteen children and one adult were treated on Thursday morning at Hutcheson Medical Center after being transported by ambulance following a Catoosa County School bus accident.
Hospital officials said in the early afternoon that all of the injuries to the children were minor and all had been released.
The adult was still receiving treatment.
Bus #37 of the Catoosa County School System was involved in an accident at Catoosa Parkway and Nellie Head Road at 7:26 a.m.
According to Dean Flynn, Emergency Room Director at Hutcheson, none of the injuries appear to be life threatening and family members of all patients have been notified.
The first patient arrived at Hutcheson Medical Center at 8:40 a.m.
Charles L. Stewart, president and CEO, stated, “We are glad that no one has life threatening injuries. Our medical and clinical staff were notified immediately following the accident and did an excellent job in being ready for the influx of patients.”
Hutcheson Medical Center was placed on alert after being notified by authorities that a motorist driving a van rear-ended a Catoosa County School bus.
According to a released statement by the Catoosa County School System, 41 students were on the bus at the time of the accident.