Porum school bus involved in crash

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Reported by: Ian Silver
Updated: 3/29/2013 6:59 pm Published: 3/29/2013 3:53 pm

Three people were injured when a minivan slammed into the side of a school bus just south of Warner.

It happened just after 3:00 pm Friday.

Witnesses tell FOX23 News that the bus was driving south on Hwy. 2, when the van, which was driving east on Hwy. 266, t-boned the bus.

The driver of the van had to be flown by helicopter to a Tulsa hospital in critical condition.

The Porum Public Schools bus was heading home after taking the high school baseball team to a game.

Two of the students were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. One split his chin open and the other thought he might have broken some ribs.

One of the students told FOX23 News that they saw the van coming toward the bus and not slowing down.

"[I was thinking] stop! I mean, hit the brakes, something," Tyler Barns, 17, said. "It just really scared me."

"We just started checking on everybody and, you know, helping them up and everything."

Troopers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said they were surprised the bus didn't tip onto its side, considering how many times it spun and the angle it came to rest on the side of the road.

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