PLATTE CITY, Mo. (KMOX/AP) – Investigators say slick roads contributed to an accident that caused a Kansas City bus to flip over and slide down an embankment.
Kansas City police say 16 people were injured, 13 on the bus including the driver, and three others in a car. Two people suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries in the accident Wednesday night northwest of Kansas City in Platte County. The others were treated at area hospitals.
Kansas City Police Sgt. Bill Mahoney said a car pulled in front of the bus, which turned hard, clipped the car and flipped at least once as it went down the embankment.
KCTV reports that officers are trying to determine why the car pulled out in front of the bus.
A witness told The Kansas City Star that the car was spinning its tires on wet pavement trying to get out of the bus’ way.
Mahoney said neither driver was impaired.
“The accident will be thoroughly investigated and KCATA is cooperating with KCPD to determine the cause. Thankfully, there appear to be no life-threatening injuries. Our thoughts and prayers are with our passengers and their families,” ATA General Manager Mark Huffer said in a written statement.
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