Douglass, Kansas: School Bus Drives Off Bridge; 11 People Rescued

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
October 31, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A school bus drove off a bridge near Douglass in Kansas on Thursday with 11 people inside. The bridge passes over Muddy Creek, where the bus is currently overturned.

The bus went off a bridge at 190th and Hopkins Switch, Butler County dispatchers said.

The school bus was upside-down in moving water, and the students escaped and were walking around on top of the bus before being rescued

Rescue crews also got the driver out of the bus and the driver is being transported in serious condition to a hospital in Wichita via helicopter, reported Melissa Scheffler of KWCH. 

No one is injured other than the driver, it appears.

The bus is believed to be from the Douglass school district.

The area of the crash is southeast of Wichita.

A man who lives nearby where the bus is told Lauren Seabrook of KWCH that there’s a “blind corner” where the crash happened. The man says that the water in the creek is normally about 8-10 inches deep, but earlier today it was about 3 feet deep and rushing.

Story developing; check back for updates

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.