Two Students Injured in School Bus/Semi Accident Remain in Serious Condition


Two girls who were sent to sent to the hospital Monday following a collision between a school bus and semi-trailer are reportedly still in serious condition.

The Nebraska State Patrol reported Monday that eight of the 13 students riding on the Battle Creek Public School had to be taken to hospitals following the accident. Two of those students, 11-year-old Bailey Hurlburt and 14-year-old Courtney Livingston, had to be transported to Omaha hospitals to be treated for more serious injuries.

Children's Hospital & Medical Center spokeswoman Cherie Lytle reported Tuesday that Bailey is in serious condition, and was not expected to see any changes during the day. Courtney's mom, Deb Livingston says her daughter was unconscious at Creighton University Medical Center but was improving.

The six other children were taken to Faith Regional Medical Center in Norfolk where they were treated for minor injuries and released.

According to NSP, the accident occurred when the Mid-States school bus crossed Highway 275 going north on 549 Avenue and collided with a semi-trailer. The school bus was forced into the ditch as a result. Neither driver sustained any injuries, and both were wearing seat belts.

Foggy conditions are suspected to be a contributing factor in the crash.