11 Children Injured After Accident Between Bus and Semi Near Champion

CHAMPION- Multiple children were injured after an accident between a bus and Semi near Champion.

On Tuesday, at 3:57 pm, the Chase County Sheriff’s Office received an emergency 911 call reporting a school bus rollover accident involving a semi-tractor trailer on state highway 15A and 736 road South West of Imperial. The preliminary investigation indicated the school bus, owned by Chase County Schools, attempted to make a left hand turn when it collided with a northbound Semi pulling a fully loaded grain trailer. The semi impacted the rear passenger side of the school bus, causing the bus to overturn onto its driver’s side. The school bus had been in the process of dropping children off after school and carried 11 students on board, ranging in ages from 6 to 15 years old.

All passengers and drivers were transported to the Chase County hospital with a wide range of injuries. 3 children were later transported to regional trauma centers.