North Shelby bus carrying 37 students slides off road; one injured

Posted: Dec. 20, 2012 1:41 pm Updated: Jan. 10, 2013 2:15 pm

SHELBYVILLE, Mo. -- One student was slightly injured about 10:20 a.m. Thursday when a North Shelby School District bus slid off Mo. 15, a half mile north of Shelbyville.

The north-bound bus slid off the east side of the road and turned on to its side. The student was treated at the scene by Shelby County Ambulance personnel. Thirty-seven fifth and sixth-grade students were on the bus, returning from a school field trip to Shelbina, when the accident occurred.

North Shelby Superintendent Paul Sulser said the driver told him the strong winds and slick road conditions contributed to the accident. Sulser declined to give the names of the injured child or the bus driver.

The district had planned to dismiss at 1 p.m., but the weather had prompted moving the dismissal time to 11 a.m. After the accident occurred, dismissal time was delayed. Many parents came and picked up their children. Sulser anticipated dismissal to be mid-afternoon.