Second school bus accident in Dickson

By: Paige Tebow Email
By: Paige Tebow Email

DICKSON, Okla. -- It was another rough start to the day for Dickson students.

A pick-up rear-ended a route bus picking up kids for school this morning around 7:30 near Springdale Road and Lorraine Street.

The bus was stopped on the side of the road. The pick-up driver told police the sun was in his eyes. He didn't see the bus until it was too late. He tried to swerve but rear-ended it on the left side.

The bus was full of kids. Two were taken to the local hospital for precautionary reasons. No one was seriously injured.

"People here drive too fast, and in the mornings the sun is in your eyes. When traveling east you have to be doubly careful, and most people aren't," said neighbor Cricket Collins.

This comes after a Dickson bus was rear-ended on Highway 70 on Friday. No kids were seriously hurt in that accident.

Authorities say the bus drivers were not at fault in either case, and both followed the school's emergency response plan.

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  • by Kristen Nicole Sampson on Mar 28, 2008 at 04:36 PM
    omg i miss jordan marie page she was like sister 2 me she make smile on my face miss her sooo much alot
  • by Someone Location: Oklahoma on May 1, 2007 at 07:13 PM
    If cops do their jobs then people complain about it being a speed trap, so for us cops it's darn if we do or darn if we dont.
  • by Paul Location: OK on May 1, 2007 at 11:25 AM
    For a time I had driven to work on highway 70 between Hugo & Durant & it was like total anarchy. You would always see folks driving 80 mph, passing in no-passing zones, tailgating & paying absolutely no attention to school zones. Mostly I recognized the same people doing it everyday. Law enforcement could sit out there & make a fortune writing these jerks tickets. I don't know why they don't.
  • by Gary Location: Western Carter County on May 1, 2007 at 08:09 AM
    I agree with the OHP and Sheriffs Dept. Needs to patrol the school zones more. I have kids and Grandkids that go to Fox and Zanies. People blow through these school zones with no regard to the kids safety. Every day this goes on and there is no one there to check the traffic.
  • by KEVIN Location: ardmore on Apr 30, 2007 at 07:32 PM
    Go back to school,Scott!
  • by Mike Keith Location: Whitesboro, Texas on Apr 30, 2007 at 05:27 PM
    Maybe it's time for the OHP to start patrolling some of the highways in Southern Oklahoma
  • by Shawna Location: Denison on Apr 30, 2007 at 04:10 PM
    Thats really scary. The second one this week!
  • by Woody Location: Gainesville on Apr 30, 2007 at 03:10 PM
    Scott in Ardmore....You need to read the article again. It only said that the driver of the pickup hit the bus on it's left side. It did not say that the bus was on the left hand side of the road.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 30, 2007 at 02:18 PM
    i was on the bus
  • by Scott Location: Ardmore on Apr 30, 2007 at 01:32 PM
    Please check your information on the Dickson School bus accident. You are reporting that the bus was on the LEFT hand side of the road. That would make the children cross one lane of traffic before entering the bus.
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