Three people were listed in critical condition on Wednesday after a four-vehicle accident involving an Edmond school bus.
The accident occurred near North Santa Fe Avenue and Memorial Road. First responders needed to extricate at least one person from the vehicle. Fortunately, no children were injured in the accident, although about 20 children were on the bus. Deborah Gomez, 56, the driver of the school bus, was also uninjured.
The school bus was transporting students from Edmond North and Edmond Santa Fe High Schools to afternoon programs at Francis Tuttle Technology Center, News 9 reported.
According to police, LaDonna Keller, 46, was driving a 2008 Ford F-150 southbound on Santa Fe Avenue while Teri Delrosario, 51, was driving a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta northbound on Santa Fe. Keller’s truck crossed the center yellow line and struck the Volkswagen head-on. This caused the pick-up to flip over and skid, rotating 180 degrees. The school bus struck the pick-up’s tailgate. The Jetta was pushed off the road and did not strike the school bus.
All three people who sustained injuries, including a passenger in the Volkswagen, are expected to recover. Police are still investigating why Keller’s truck cross the center yellow line.