Greeley-Evans School District 6 confirmed that the bus was coming back from a day trip to Elitch Gardens in Denver.The students aboard the bus were from Greeley Central High School and Northridge High School. The school bus collided with a truck and it’s supposed the truck driver fell asleep. The collision caused the bus to veer off the road and roll one and a quarter times. Emergency respoders arrived at the scene. Of the 27 people injured, nineteen students were taken to four different hospitals with various levels of injuries including broken bones.
Scene of the accident in Colorado
A spokesperson for North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley said that hospital had received 17 patients; at least three of which had been treated and released, according to a hospital spokesperson. “We had four that were what we call code red… that’s a significant injury with the potential to be much more severe that it appears on scene. So they were transported immediately,” said Stephanie Cooke with the Platte Valley Fire Protection District.The bus driver received the most severe injury. The driver of the flatbed truck was not injured. He could face careless driving charges.