Anthony, NM - School Bus Collision with SUV on NM 404 Sends Pregnant Woman to Hospital
Anthony, NM (August 29, 2019) - A vehicle collision between a sport utility vehicle and a school bus resulted in the closing of several roads around Anthony. The accident took place around 11:15 in the morning on New Mexico State Road 404.
The New Mexico Department of Transportation announced that all lanes of NM 404 at mile marker 1 were closed because of the crash. The New Mexico State Police were also on the scene. They followed the first closure by also blocking off Exit 162 on Interstate 10. Just before 3:30 in the afternoon, NMDOT reported that all roads were once again open and passable.
Prior to the incident, the school bus had been in the process of collecting Doña Ana Community College students from a pickup point at Desert Pride Academy. The bus was on its way to the DACC Gadsden Center.
A spokesman for the school district that includes the community college confirmed that the driver of the SUV, a pregnant woman, as well as her passenger were both transported to the hospital. The nature of their injuries has not been disclosed.
An officer with the New Mexico State Police was able to verify that several students were also taken to a nearby hospital. All injuries were assessed as non-life-threatening.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
School Bus Accidents in Anthony
Each year approximately 17,000 children end up in emergency rooms throughout the United States due to injuries they sustained when their school bus was involved in a traffic accident. An annual average of 20 passengers meets their untimely death in these same school bus accidents.
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