10 students, bus driver sent to hospital after crash on Fort Carson

May 20, 2010

A group of third-graders and a bus driver were hospitalized this afternoon after their bus struck a car performing a U-turn on Fort Carson.

The students from Mountainside Elementary School were returning from a field trip to Fountain-Fort Carson High School around 12:35 p.m. when the accident occurred on O'Connell Boulevard near Chiles Avenue, said Dr. Dave Roudebush, assistant superintendent with District 8. Thirty-nine students were on the bus; 10 and the driver were taken to Evans Army Community Hospital as a precaution, Roudebush said. A Fort Carson spokesman said injuries were limited to bumps and bruises.

Two adults in the car the bus struck were also taken to the hospital. Their conditions were not immediately available.

Roudebush did not know whether anyone was cited in the accident. Fort Carson said the accident is under investigation.

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