Bus Carrying Florence Students Overturns Near Mobile

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THEODORE, Ala. (WHNT) – A passenger bus carrying students from Florence has overturned in south Alabama.

The bus was carrying students, teachers and parents from Riverhill School in Florence.

The bus overturned on the way to Dauphin Island on Highway 193 in Theodore, according to the Mobile CBS affiliate WKRG.

Mary Jane Fowler, Riverhill School Principal, said she was notified of the wreck about 2:40 p.m. Monday. Fowler said police told her a car ran a stop sign and hit the bus, causing it to flip on its side.

Some fifth and sixth graders, parents and teachers were on board. Fowler said all of the students appear to be okay, but they were taken to two local hospitals to be checked out.  Three girls may have possibly hit their heads, but all were talking and conscious, Fowler said.

Fowler said one student will need stitches.  She added that one parent has a leg injury.

She said all of the students’ parents have been contacted.

The group got to the area Sunday night and were traveling to Dauphin Island, and were also planning to go to Fort Morgan.  They were due back Thursday.

It’s not clear when the group is returning now.