Arkansas state authorities detailed that a bus crash, occurring near Bono on Highway 63 around 9:30 a.m., resulted in six individuals sustaining injuries. Photography of the horrible incident revealed that the bus was being operated by the Lawrence County School District Walnut Ridge and seated 19 passengers at the time of crash.
Seven passengers suffered from various injuries and verbally complained of neck, back, and knee pains. Shortly after the crash, the school district’s superintendent, Terry Belcher, arrived at the scene. He made the comment that the bus was headed to a vocational class at Jonesboro High School. Members of the Arkansas State Police including the public information officer, Bill Sadler, investigated the scene and cause of crash.
Sadler initially suspected the bus crashed into a commercial carrier trailer. It wasn’t until later in the afternoon that Sadler released official, non-preliminary information about the situation stating that six students suffered injury.
This is Lawrence County’s second crash this year.
According to the National Safety Council:
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