Multiple Injuries in Early Morning Bus/Semi Crash in Fog West of Norfolk. Two in critical condition transfered to Omaha Hospital

NORFOLK - Thirteen school children were injured, two critically following the collision of a semi-trailer truck and a school bus transporting Battle Creek Public School students in dense fog west of Norfolk.  Norfolk and Battle Creek rescue units responded to the scene of the accident at about 7:30 a.m. The collision took place at the intersection of Highway 275 and 549 Avenue about five miles west of Norfolk.  All of the injured were transported to Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk. Two students suffered head injuries and lacerations and were transported to Omaha in critical condition. Because of dense fog, those transferred to Omaha could not be flown by LifeFlight and were transported by ground ambulance.  Faith Regional officials say the 11 other children were either treated and released.  According to the Nebraska State Patrol, the truck was westbound on Highway 275, when it struck the northbound bus while the bus was attempting to cross the highway.  Neither the truck driver, Stanley Jauer, age 63 of Hinton, Iowa, nor the driver of the bus, 73-year-old Larry Prauner of Battle Creek was injured in the accident.  Both were wearing seat belts.  The Nebraska State Patrol, in conjunction with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department continues to investigate.   (Photo Courtesy of Norfolk Daily News)



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