School bus with students on board crashes near 63rd and Lapham

NOW: School bus with students on board crashes near 63rd and Lapham


WEST ALLIS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Authorities responded to a school bus crash near 63rd and Lapham Tuesday, Jan. 7.

According to the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District, a First Student bus picked up six students and one staff member at Horace Mann Elementary School around 3:30 p.m.

The bus hit multiple vehicles, including one of the cabs that transports four students. 

Parents who witnessed the entire crash says the bus driver was honking for cars to get out of the way, but some weren’t quick enough.

“He smashed into a car and the car kind of did a 180, drugged the car and then smashed into the garage," said Samantha Kullas, a parent. 

All students on the bus and in the cab were examined by paramedics and no one required hospital transport. The bus driver was taken to the hospital.

Kullas' son, who goes to Horrace Man Elementary also saw what happened. 

"He’s pretty shook up, he's worried about his friends and whoever was on the bus,” said Kullas. 

The homeowner whose garage was damaged says she was in shock after coming outside to see what happened. Kristen Hughes and her boyfriend’s two cars were parked inside the garage.

”Oh my God, I was speechless honestly, and I’m still really speechless because it’s just... wow,” said Hughes. 

The students have been reunited with their families.

The incident is under investigation.

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