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A single person passed away and 16 others were hospitalized after a crash involving a school bus and another vehicle in northeast Las Vegas on Thursday.
Inning accordance with Las Vegas Metro police, the crash was reported at 8:30 a.m. involving a Clark County School District bus that was going to Bailey Intermediate school.
According to her household Maria Castillo, 70, was owning a 2000 Ford Taurus died in the crash, cops stated. Her 10-year-old granddaughter Priscilla Gomez, who was a traveler in that vehicle, suffered critical injuries. The household stated Maria was driving Priscilla to school.
Capt. Ken Young, of Clark County School District cops, stated 48 trainees were on board at the time of the crash. Of those students, 14 were sent to regional health centers, in addition to the bus chauffeur.
Authorities stated the bus was heading south on Nellis Boulevard crossing Carey Opportunity with a thumbs-up, when the Ford Taurus, heading east on Carey, ran a traffic signal, striking the school bus on its ideal side, squashing the chauffeurs front chauffeur’s side of the vehicle. The bus tipped clockwise and ran of the best side of the roadway, south of Carey, crashing through a chain-link fence and landing on its left side. Children in the bus got out through the top hatches and the emergency rear door, inning accordance with authorities.
University Medical Center authorities confirmed kids were sent out to the pediatric emergency clinic of the healthcare facility. They described injuries to all bus residents as non-life threatening. Injuries varied from head injuries, knee injuries, a tooth that went through a cheek, a damaged arm and cuts.
“Everybody needs to accept their liked ones due to the fact that tomorrow’s not promised to anyone at all,” Tineysha Jones, a mama who had three children on the bus said. “The woman in the automobile, our prayers head out to her and her family too.” “I really was able to see among the little girls that pulled my kid out. It’s just emotional for everyone.”
“I was so delighted to see my babies. (My child) hopped over the fence, he was on the gurney, the cops wouldn’t let me talk to my children so you can just imagine seeing your infant however not being able to touch him, see him, know what I suggest? It was crazy,” another mother said.
“I believed it was a dream or something. It was s problem, I didn’t know if it was genuine. Everyone was weeping, ravaged, it was a lot,” Tiawan, an eighth-grader who was on the bus stated.
Priscilla Gomez’s family established a GoFundme page to assist cover her medical expenditures. To make a donation, click here. The driver of the school bus, 40-year-old Dawn Rice suffered moderate injuries. The bus brought about 36 kids ages 11 to 15.
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Police directed moms and dads who thought their child was on the bus to reunite with them or get information at the parking lot of Lowe’s House Enhancement at 2465 N. Nellis Blvd.
. The intersection at Nellis and Carey was closed, along with Nellis between Cheyenne Opportunity and Carey. Police advised chauffeurs to take Lamb Boulevard as an alternate.
CCSD released a statement from Bailey Middle School following the crash:
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