Kansas school bus overturns with dozens of sixth-grade girls inside; at least 8 hospitalized

Ambulances are rushing eight students from the crash site near Bonner Springs to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Many more girls were injured.

The school bus toppled on its side about 1 p.m.

The school bus toppled on its side about 1 p.m.



A school bus with at least 30 grade school girls overturned in Northeastern Kansas about 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Witnesses said there were “little girls all over the place” as the bus lay on its side at Kansas Highway 7 and Kansas Highway 32 near Bonner Springs.

No one was critically injured. Most of the wounds were cuts and bruises.

The girls were students at Pembroke Hill School in Kansas City, Mo., about 18 miles east of the crash site.

Paramedics rushed to the scene. Some children were placed on stretchers, while others walked around in a daze, still processing the chaos. The driver was also hurt.

The bus appears to have skidded out of control and toppled over on the southbound ramp for Highway 7, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.