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Six hospitalized after bus overturns on turnpike

March 26, 2005

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— Six people were injured Friday, five of them children, when a Johnson County school bus overturned on the Kansas Turnpike in Topeka.

Kansas Highway Patrolmen take a report at the scene of a Midland
Adventist Academy school bus crash in Topeka. The driver and five
children from the Shawnee school were taken to the hospital with
minor injuries Friday.

Kansas Highway Patrolmen take a report at the scene of a Midland Adventist Academy school bus crash in Topeka. The driver and five children from the Shawnee school were taken to the hospital with minor injuries Friday.

The bus from Midland Adventist Academy in Shawnee was traveling west at about 8:30 a.m. when it veered right, then left, crashing through the median and overturning on the turnpike's eastbound side, said Lisa Callahan, a spokeswoman for the Kansas Turnpike Authority.

Twenty-five students were aboard the bus, Callahan said. The driver and five children were brought to a hospital, but they were not seriously injured, she said.

No names of the victims were released.

The bus did not hit any other vehicles, but eastbound lanes on the turnpike were closed until about 10 a.m., Callahan said.

It was not immediately known where the group was headed.

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