Packed Skagit County school bus overturned in ditch with 36 kids on board

Legal news for Washington bus accident attorneys. A school bus apparently got too close to the edge of a roadway and overturned in a ditch.

A Skagit County school bus on its way to drop students off from Conway School was involved in a rollover crash.

Anacortes, WA—A Skagit County school bus packed with 36 kids suddenly rolled over into a ditch around 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 10, 2010. Luckily no one was seriously hurt when the bus got too close to the edge and overturned near Burkland and Nelson roads, as reported by KVAL.

A witness to the accident reported that the bus was headed west when the bus apparently got too close to the edge of the roadway, causing it to slide down into the ditch. All 36 kids, whose ages ranged from 5-14, managed to get out of the overturned bus. The kids sustained injuries that included bumps and bruises. The Washington State Patrol investigation revealed that the 41-year-old bus driver was apparently substituting for the regular driver that day, and was looking at a route map when the bus got too close to the edge and rolled over. The bus was reportedly on its was to drop off students at home from Conway School, when the wreck occurred. A full investigation into the accident is currently underway. It was not reported if the bus driver was injured, or will face any charges in connection with the rollover crash.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Washington bus accident lawyers.

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