A bus carrying 40 schoolchildren plunged into a creek in the French Alps, leaving 18 students in need of medical attention and the driver seriously injured and taken to hospital.
- The crash occurred Saturday near the town of Corpse in the French Alps.
- French media say the weather was clear when the bus left the road
- The ‘most likely scenario’ is that the driver experienced a medical problem
A bus carrying 40 schoolchildren returning from a trip to the French Alps tumbled down a wooded slope into a stream on Saturday, leaving the driver and his partner hospitalized with serious injuries, officials reported. .
Eighteen children and one adult suffered minor injuries and were being treated, said Fabian Mulik, mayor of the town of Corpse where the incident took place.
“They are all doing well,” he told the Associated Press.
The district attorney opened an investigation.
The mayor said the “most likely scenario” was that the driver had some sort of medical problem while behind the wheel.
A bus carrying 40 schoolchildren returning from a trip to the French Alps plunged down a wooded slope into a stream on Saturday near the town of Corpse.
After the clash, 18 children and one adult were treated for minor injuries.
Local officials told French media that the weather conditions were clear when the bus left the road and there was no ice or snow in the section where the bus vehicle was hit.
They said all children were wearing seat belts.
Photos of the town posted online showed shattered windshields and a tangle of dry branches, with the bus leaning down the canyon slope.
According to French media, the children have returned from a summer camp in Hautes Alpes. mirror report.
They were on their way to Grenoble train station to return to their hometown of Saux in the Hauts-de-Seine.
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