Overturned Charter Bus Closed 270
Updated: Monday, April 29 2013, 07:46 PM EDT
WEST COLUMBUS—A group of New York high school students were stranded in Columbus for a few hours after their charter bus crashed early Sunday morning.
According to New York City Schools, the students attend William Cullen Bryant High School in Queens and were returning from a robotics competition in Missouri. A district spokesperson said 16 students and 3 adult supervisors were on board.
Columbus police tell ABC 6/ FOX 28 the charter bus driver was getting onto a ramp off of I70 east and I270 north. The driver lost control and flipped over just after 7:20 AM.
For several hours, ramps were closed. Shortly after the accident, a second charter bus stopped at the crash scene. Uninjured riders were able to get on board the second bus until a COTA bus was able to take them to the hospital.
Some passengers were treated at area hospitals. At Doctor’s Hospital, nurses took care of two adults and 9 teens.
Nearly six hours after the accident, students and chaperones were able to get on a local charter bus and return home.
I70 and I270 reopened just after 1:00 PM Sunday.
Reporter: Jen French