TPD bus involved in minor crash

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Updated: 1/28 10:03 am Published: 1/28 9:28 am

State troopers responded to a non-injury collision involving a passenger car and a TPS school bus near downtown Tulsa on Tuesday morning.

Troopers said around 8 a.m. they were called to a crash on I-244 northbound over the Arkansas River.

Their investigation found that morning traffic congestion caused traffic to stop, including the school bus. A small passenger car with one person inside was unable to stop and rear-ended the school bus at low speeds. The only damage to the bus was a bent tailpipe. The bus was loaded with 23 TPS students who were uninjured.

"Most of the kids were unaware a collision had taken place. The bus driver did a good job of paying attention to his surroundings and notifying emergency officials. This shows just how important it is for bus riders to remain seated and facing forward. Compartmentalized seating on large heavy buses is a good safety feature if used correctly," stated OHP Captain George Brown.

TPS official responded to the scene and advise they have begun notifying parents of the incident.

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Mayor Maynot - 1/28/2014 10:01 AM
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Fire the bus driver.
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