Vehicle Accident in USA on April 19 2017 02:52 AM (UTC).
At least 12 students suffered injuries, some of them serious, in a school bus crash on U.S. 26 west of Richfield Tuesday afternoon. According to the Idaho State Police, the school bus rolled on the highway near the Dietrich cutoff. ISP, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and Shoshone police investigated the crash at about 12:30 p.m. near milepost 175 in Lincoln County. Police said the driver of the bus - 67-year-old Richard Mecham of Carey - was westbound on the highway when he drove off the righ shoulder, over-corrected and rolled the bus. The bus had 39 students with adult chaperones on board. ISP said 12 students were transported to nearby hospitals by ambulance: seven by ground, five by air. The Blaine County School District said the students on the bus were from Carey Junior High School. A spokesperson for St. Luke's Magic Valley in Twin Falls said the hospital received 12 patients from the crash, including two who were brought in by air ambulance. Two of those patients were in fair condition Tuesday evening, four were listed as undetermined and six had been discharged. The school district said students were also taken to St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center in Ketchum, as well as hospitals in Jerome, Gooding, and Pocatello. None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening. ISP said Mecham wasn't injured, and that the chaperones were treated and released at the scene.