Friday, October 26, 2007

Why this week sucked!

Five children injured in school bus accident
By E-E Staff Report
Friday, October 26, 2007 2:22 PM CDT

Five juveniles were treated for injuries and released from Jane Phillips Medical Center following a school bus accident south of Bartlesville.

According to a report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 8:33 a.m. Thursday morning, one mile south of the city on U.S. Highway 75.

According to the report, the bus, driven by 83-year-old Darwin Wayne Widmer, was northbound and had stopped to make a left turn. At that point, a northbound 2002 Dodge 2500 pickup driven by 22-year-old Ryan Herx, of Warner, apparently failed to see the bus until the last minute, swerved and struck the bus in the driver’s side.

Neither Widmer or Herx were injured in the accident. However, five children, including a 9-year-old boy and four girls, ages 7, 11, and two 10-year-olds, were reported to have minor injures.

Three other bus passengers were not injured in the wreck.

My children were two of the three that were not injured, but they were traumatized and it's going to be a long old road! Original story can be found at

Most of my attention will be with the girls this weekend, as well as with the Soaring Eagles Project. I'm so worried we won't have enough volunteers!


Ren said...

i'm so sorry to hear about the bus accident... but so glad that no one was seriously injured!

i just saw today that knit unto others is focusing on mittens, socks, and hats for children this year... hopefully that will generate some extra interest for your project (though i wouldn't get too worried yet!).

StarSpry said...

What an awful thing to happen! I'm so glad your children weren't injured (and I'm glad there weren't any major injuries with the other children).

Missy said...

OMG, I'm so glad your girls weren't hurt! That is so scary.