Dash camera footage from a school bus showing the moment a vehicle crossed over the median and rammed another vehicle head-on has recently been released by Edmond Public Schools in Oklahoma City.
The accident took place just before 4 p.m. April 26. The footage shows a black truck crossing the center line, then ramming into a car before rolling over and striking the school bus.
Three people were taken to local hospitals in critical condition, but none of the 19 students aboard the bus were hurt.
According to Edmond Public Schools Public Information Officer Susan Parks-Schlepp, the bus driver is to be commended for keeping a cool head during the accident. “She was so calm under such frightening circumstances, and we are just very very proud of the way that she handled herself. She remained calm, she called authorities, she told kids to sit down on the bus. I’m not sure any of us would have been that calm under those circumstances,” she said.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with medical bills for Teri del Rosario, who was driving north on Santa Fe avenue with her daughter Nicki in the passenger seat.
According to the site, they were just a few miles from their home and “had just passed through the Memorial road intersection when a large pick up truck crossed the double yellow lines, accelerating towards their vehicle. Despite Teri pulling to the far right curb and trying to stop and evade the path of this truck, the driver of the pick-up took out the driver side of their small VW sedan at a high-rate of speed. Teri was left pinned under the vehicle sustaining life threatening injuries leaving her in the ICU at OU Medical Center.”
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