Five children injured in bus accident near Rolla

ROLLA, MO (PHELPS COUNTY) – Five children from ages 8 to 11 were injured during a bus accident in the Rolla area on Friday afternoon, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred on Highway V, near County Road 2070, at 3:50 p.m., when the driver of a 2021 IC Corporation Bus, Michelle L. Johnson, a 54-year-old Rolla woman, collided with the rear of a 1997 Ford Ranger that was waiting to turn left.

Five children – an 11-year-old boy, a 10-year-old boy, a 9-year-old girl, a 9-year-old boy, and an 8-year-old girl – were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Johnson and the driver of the Ranger, 42-year-old Rolla woman Nancy D. Koon, were not reported as hurt.

No further information is available at this time.

This article is one in a series presented by OnderLaw to inform our neighbors about car accidents and traffic news across our city. It should not be interpreted as legal advice. However, if you or someone you love has been injured in a bus accident, we would like to discuss your case in detail. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, your lost income, and other expenses. More importantly, the only way to fight for a change to a dangerous intersection or fix the root cause of many accidents is to enlist the help of an experienced attorney that has the possibility to effect change and can prevent this from happening to another family. Contact us today to speak to one of our compassionate St. Louis bus accident attorneys.