Vehicle collides with Bixby school bus near 134th and Memorial Tuesday morning

Posted at 9:25 AM, Aug 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-30 20:27:12-04

A mother turning northbound on Memorial with her two children crashed into a bus carrying Bixby High School students, say police.

The crash happened on 134th and memorial. 

Paramedics transported three children and an adult to the hospital, one seriously injured. An EMSA official says they treated nine more at the scene.

"The bus had to be towed by Allied and the car itself is more than likely totaled," said Sergeant Tim Scivner with the Bixby Police Department.

Adam Lynn says his child rides the bus to school every day, and he's terrified knowing a bus crashed only two weeks into school. "You worry daily, I mean, there's nothing you can do, I mean, other than just kind of hope and pray and that's all you can do."

Tulsa Public Schools transportation officials say a majority of the time, crashes are caused by pedestrians not paying attention of driving to close.

"We don't have that many accidents though the ones we had last year were primarily other drivers' fault," said Tulsa Public Schools Director of Transportation Steve Blakley.

Blakley says in Oklahoma, school bus drivers are required to take a pre and post check before taking the buses on the road.

"All fluids are checked, the belts are checked, the lighting is checked," said Blakley.

Lynn says he hopes today's crash is a wakeup call for drivers to watch out for buses. "There are children on these buses, so please be kind, get out of their way."

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