Witness: School Bus Swerved to Avoid Colliding with Van
A Hinds County school bus carrying at least nine students crashed Wednesday afternoon around 3.
Jordan Marshall was on the school bus when it struck a tree, "I really wasn't thinking, I was thinking I lost my life because it went black and I closed my eyes and everything."
According to officials on scene the bus was coming from Main Street Restart Center.
The driver told officials she was traveling eastbound on Old Highway 80 coming up to Norrell Road when another vehicle heading westbound crossed over forcing the bus off the road.
Debbie griffin says she witnessed the near head on collision, "The bus swerved from hitting the van, they would have hit head-on, but they didn't. The bus swerved and hit the rail and went into the ditch. The van just kept going."
Seven people including the driver were taken to area hospitals.
One of the students is being treated for life-threatening injuries at UMMC.
There was only one vehicle involved in the accident.
The cause of the crash is under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
We will continue to keep you updated on the student's condition.