School Bus, Semi-Trailer Collide in Wisconsin

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PlusSchool Bus, Semi-Trailer Collide in WisconsinSchool Bus, Semi-Trailer Collide in WisconsinThe Associated PressA semi-truck slammed into the back of a school bus that had stopped to drop off students along a highway on Friday afternoon, seriously injuring several students. (May 23)What would have been the routine end to a school week— turned into a very serious accident scene Friday afternoon.This school bus was dropping off students in a neighborhood outside of Chicago –when… [Notes:Sgt. Gilbert Benn//Kenosha County Sheriff's Dept.]SOT: it stopped at a driveway to off-load a student. As that student got off—the bus was struck from behind by a semi. Initially listed in serious condition —police say —that student was actually ejected as the bus was hit from behind. Two other children, the truck driver and the bus driver also were seriously injured. [Notes:Sgt. Gilbert Benn//Kenosha County Sheriff's Dept.]SOT: what we know is that everyone involved was injured–but thankfully none of these are life threatening….Investigators think the 51-year-old trucker did not see the bus–and one officer believes the driver “may have been occupied inside the cab drinking a soda. [Notes:Sgt. Gilbert Benn//Kenosha County Sheriff's Dept.]SOT: this has always been a busy and a dangerous roadway…we’re gonna have to figure out why this truck driver didn’t see this stopped school bus… ___ ___, The Associated Press.(****END****) ANCHOR VOICE: Sophia Manos————————-VIDEO PRODUCER: Michael Waldon ——————————VIDEO SOURCE: APTN————————–VIDEO APPROVAL: Donna Starddard——————————VIDEO RESTRICTIONS: None ———————————-SCRIPT/WIRE SOURCE:

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