Firefighters, paramedics help comfort children after school bus overturned in Rockingham County

  • Source: WGHP-TV FOX 8
  • Published: 10/02/2019 04:46 PM

VIDEO: After a school bus overturned Tuesday afternoon, Stokesdale fire crews and paramedics worked to keep students calm until their teachers and parents arrived. Crews arrived at the wreck on N.C. 68 near Sylvania Road to find students already out of the bus, but upset and nervous. “We all just did what we knew we had to do,” Deputy Chief Randy Suthard said. Crew members talked to the children, trying to make sure they were OK. “Those younger children, they don’t know what to tell you hurts and doesn’t hurt, they’re scared. So if we can keep them calm, chances are we can figure out which ones need care the worst, or first,” Suthard said. Troopers say the privately-owned bus was carrying 18 students and two adults from Huntsville Elementary School to an afterschool program when a pickup truck collided with the bus.


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