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    Idaho school bus crash: 12 students hospitalized after vehicle rolls over

    According to the police, over 20 students have been injured and hospitalized after their school bus rolled over on a rural Idaho highway.

    Lincoln County Sheriff Rene Rodriguez said junior high students from Carey School were on their way to a track meet in Gooding when their bus crashed about 125 miles southeast of Boise on U.S. Highway 26.
    The driver, 67-year-old Richard Mecham, drove off the right shoulder, overcorrected and rolled the 2011 school bus Tuesday, according to Idaho State Police.

    A parent of one of the 39 students on the bus said her daughter remembered a hectic scene, with coaches yelling to get the driver's attention before the vehicle flipped over.
    "Students heard the coach yell at the driver 'hey, hey, hey!' right before the bus flipped," Cindy Stocking of Carey told The Associated Press via text message.
    Stocking immediately drove to the scene after getting a call from her 13-year-old daughter Hailee, even though the school discouraged parents from going to the site.
    "I found her and we hugged like we never have before," Stocking said, adding that Hailee had been in another rollover crash six months ago in a family car.
    Five students were transported by air ambulance to hospitals and several more were taken by ambulance or private vehicles.
    "None of the injuries appear to be life-threatening," Rodriguez said.
    Source: Fox News, US

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