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5 NEWS UPDATE: Accident Sends School Bus Into Creek
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on February 26, 2014 @ 9:35PM
Created on February 25, 2014 @ 3:35PM


Officials were able to confirm a school bus and a coal truck got into some kind of accident around 3:30 Tuesday afternoon. They are still investigating what exactly happened.

One eye witness said that he saw the bus coming down the hill and the coal truck coming up the hill in the opposite direction. He said the two brushed each other. That's when he claims the truck knocked the front wheel off of the school bus, causing it to go over the side of the hill.

They said around 26 children escaped from the back of the bus. Authorities said none of the children seemed to have serious injuries. One student who was on the bus when it happened said it was a terrifying experience. 

"I kind of fell out of the seat and I was trying to grab onto the bars. I grabbed on it and started pulling. I got back to my seat. I had forgotten my stuff and my coat in there and one of my friends helped me get out. I was scared because I've never been in a crash before," said Analiese Beech, a young girl who was on the bus. 

Investigators said the coal trucks driver doesn't have serious injuries either.

Crews are working to get the bus out of the creek. State Police are investigating.


5 News received reports just before 3:30 Tuesday afternoon that a school bus has gone off of a road in Wyatt and into a creek.  According to reports this happened on Joetown Road in Harrison County.

According to Harrison County 911 all of the children are off of the bus and were checked in a nearby field. Their exact conditions are unknown at this time, but a dispatcher was able to tell 5 News that as of right now no one is being taken to the hospital.

There are also reports that a coal truck might be involved, but when we talked to a dispatcher they said that is secondhand information and has not been confirmed.

We have a reporter on the way and will update you as soon as more information is available.

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