By JOSEPH MARTIN
ONE FEATHER STAFF
ROBBINSVILLE – A school bus crash left students with numerous injuries Friday morning, including one with several broken bones in her back. The bus ran off the roadway on Franks Creek Road and rolled over into a creek. While no cause has yet been determined, weather was reportedly a factor.
Graham County Schools issued a statement. “The bus driver and seven students were on the bus at the time of the incident. Six students and the bus driver were taken to a local hospital where at this time they are undergoing medical evaluations. Highway patrol has been on scene and is conducting a thorough investigation. The cause of the incident had yet to be determined. Our thoughts and prayers are with the students and driver involved in the incident.”
Brandon Jones, former Tribal Council Vice Chairman from Snowbird, said the kids were “tough cookies,” but asked for prayers for the one student hospitalized with back injuries. On his Facebook page he posted, “Keep the bus driver and the other kids in your prayers in the days ahead. Keep sending up prayers for all involved and all their loved ones. I know the worry of seeing your child in a hospital bed. It’s very humbling to say the least. God is Great!”
Editor’s note: We will provide more details and follow up as they become available.