1 injury reported in Mountain Home school bus accident Thursday morning

One student was taken to the hospital with what is believed to be minor injuries following an accident involving a Mountain Home school bus Thursday morning. School superintendent Dr. Jake Long says a female student reported she hit her head and was taken by ambulance to Baxter Regional Medical Center. A few other students were taken to their personal doctors to be checked out.

Long says the bus that runs route 35 was turning from State Highway 126 onto West Road when it went off the roadway, through a fence and into a field where it came to a stop. The bus driver, Roger Fisher, reported a problem with the brakes. It was raining at the time and the wet roads may have been a factor according to Long.

The bus was carrying 35 students at the time of the accident. Another district bus picked the students up and finished taking them to school.

The Arkansas State Police investigated the accident. No citations were issued.

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