1 student remains in hospital after Portales school bus crash

PORTALES, NM (KFDA) – Officials said one Portales student was taken to a Lubbock hospital and five others were injured after a school bus crash Wednesday.

The Eastern New Mexico News said the student, identified as an elementary school girl, suffered some fractures and has remained in the hospital today. They reported she is doing fine.

The five others were treated and released today, and the school bus driver is under observation.

The school bus was involved in a crash with a semi on State Route 236 and Roosevelt Rd. T.

The New Mexico State Police initially reported that one student had a serious injury and the six other victims had non-life threatening injuries.

There were around 22 people on the bus.

Portales Schools Superintendent Johnnie Cain said, “Some students and the driver were transported to the hospital for some stitches and observation.”

Cain said most of the students on the bus were picked up by their parents.

The crash remains under investigation.

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