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Bus drives off bridge
DOUGLAS, Kansas (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Ten kids are safe and a bus driver is in the hospital after their bus went off a bridge and into a creek.
The accident happened Thursday around 4:00 p.m. near Douglas, Kansas.
The school district described the area as a low-water cross.
Authorities initiated a swift water team rescue after they got the 911 call from the driver.
The sheriff's office says the children climbed through a roof hatch waiting to be rescued as the bus lay on its side, half submerged.
"I told them to be quiet so the bus driver can concentrate and then it was we didn't know much what to do and we all panicked and got out safely," said Logan Parker who escaped from the bus. "I thought I was going to die."
The driver was airlifted to the hospital in serious condition.
All ten of the kids were turned over to their parents and expected to be okay.