UPDATE: Friday, February 8, 2013
A Kansas City man has been charged in a hit-and-run crash involving a school bus Thursday.
Toryne M. Sanders, 33, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving while revoked, KMBC reports.
The crash happened just before 4:30 p.m. near 67th Street and Askew Avenue and left the bus on its side. Police say a car ran a stop sign and hit the bus. No serious injuries were reported.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Kansas City police say a school bus was involved in a hit-and-run crash Thursday afternoon on the city’s southeast side.
The crash happened just before 4:30 p.m. near 67th Street and Askew Avenue and left the bus on its side, KMBC reports.
Six students from Success Academy at Knotts were on the bus along with one adult. No serious injuries were reported.
One boy said he climbed out of the roof of the bus after the crash and had a small cut on his forehead.
Investigators said the driver of another car involved in the wreck ran away from the scene. Witnesses said he was black, in his 30s, about 5 feet, 7 inches tall and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black and blue shoes and may have had blood on his face from the crash.
Downed power lines at the crash scene knocked out service to about 660 customers.
Kansas City Public Schools Superintendent Stephen Green said he rushed to the scene as soon as he heard about it and that he is grateful that the situation wasn't worse.
"The main thing is the safety of our children," he said.
Source: KMBC in Kansas City