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School bus involved
in traffic accident

A West Platte school bus with 19 children on board was struck by a car along Farley Road on Tuesday. The students were being dropped off around 4:20 p.m when the accident occurred. No significant injuries were reported. Alan McArthur/Landmark photo

by Alan McArthur
Landmark reporter

A West Platte school bus was struck by a car on Tuesday along North Farley Road north of Humphrey's Road.

According to Cpt. Frank Hunter of the Platte County Sheriff’s Department, the accident occurred around 4:20 p.m. after the bus had dropped off some students at a stop. A black Pontiac Grand Am came over a hill and was unable to stop on the gravel before striking the front left fender of the bus.

The driver of the Pontiac was Austin Brady, 19, of Platte City.

Hunter said there were 19 children on the bus with the driver at the time of the accident.

One student on the bus suffered some abrasions but school officials contacted the child's parents and were advised the parents would pick up the child from the scene, Hunter said.

No one involved in the accident was transported to the hospital, though the driver of the Pontiac suffered minor injuries.

West Platte officials arrived on the scene and were controlling the release of some children to their parents. Some parents arrived at the scene to pick up their children.



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