KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – A school bus overturned in south Kansas City Wednesday with students and a bus monitor on board.
The incident happened in the area of President Court and Virginia Avenue just after noon.
Three students from Center Middle School were on the bus at the time of the incident, along with the driver and a bus monitor.
A school bus lost control on a slick hill near President and Virginia. This is surveillance video from a neighboring apartment complex. Three students were taken to the hospital. Find out more here: https://t.co/qspOcE0jzy pic.twitter.com/sxwoGptuKN— Nathan Vickers (@nathanvickers) February 6, 2019
Everyone aboard the bus was able to use the rear emergency exit to get out of the vehicle.
Multiple medical crews were called to the scene, and one of the students who used a wheelchair had to be taken from the scene on a gurney. However, a district spokesperson said none of the children had serious injuries and all were taken home from the scene by their parents.
In additional footage viewed on Thursday, you can see the bus driving through the apartment complex at a reasonable speed. However, when she gets to the hill, the brake lights come on and that's when things go wrong. The bus picked up speed as it slid down the hill before catching the curb and flipping.
District officials told KCTV5 News that the driver did not think the road was as icy as it was and that the vehicle turned over after its back tires slid out.
The district spokesperson added on Wednesday that all district transportation operations had been put on hold and parents were asked to come to the schools to pick up their children. Any students who could not be picked up by their parents were taken home by district staff after roadways were treated and cleared.
The police said on Thursday they aren't planning on citing the bus driver, but that they are still investigating the crash.
Very little escaped the view of the surveillance system at the Village Apartments.
Property Manager Tom Badash had them installed to improve safety in the neighborhood.
“I have three kids so it really concerned me,” Badash said.
The posted speed limit in that area is 25 mph.
In the past, he's noticed other buses driving a little fast or rolling through stop signs. He hopes this incident will change that.
“The only thing we're asking is to drive slow,” Badash said. “Care about the kids you're taking.”
Badash also said the city does a good job of maintaining that street, but that the ice on Wednesday was just too slippery.