Over a dozen injured as bus carrying girls high school basketball team rolls over in West Virginia
A bus carrying a high school team from a basketball tournament overturned in Raleigh County, West Virginia. Over a dozen people were injured, with one student airlifted to a trauma center.
The bus was transporting the Martinsburg High School team, which had just played in the Big Atlantic Classic tournament, when it crashed on the Eisenhower Drive I-64 entrance in Beckley, WV, local media reported. The cause of the crash was not immediately known, but the Berkeley County school system said that it was a single vehicle accident.
#breaking Charter bus carrying Martinsburg High School basketball team flips over in Beckley. 14 injured. Two in critical condition, one flown to Charleston. Stay with @WOAYNewsWatch for more details pic.twitter.com/swyuUMLi3Y— Dylan Fearon (@DylanFearon_) February 3, 2019
A charter bus carrying the Martinsburg High School girls basketball team was involved in a single vehicle accident on I64 in the Beckley area. Read more: https://t.co/Xu3MXa5ulZ Our thoughts and prayers extended to all members of the team, families and the Bulldog community. pic.twitter.com/mu0BUjuTgh— Berkeley Co. Schools (@BerkCoSchoolsWV) 3 февраля 2019 г.
Twelve students and two adults were hurt in the incident and taken to the hospital. One patient was flown to a trauma center in Charleston, WV via helicopter.
The school principal, Trent Sherman, tweeted that everyone “escaped serious injuries.”
Bulldog family the update on our girls b-ball team is that they were involved in an accident on their return from beckley tonight. All early indications are that everyone escaped serious injury please continue to pray for all involved #NoBullJustDogs— MHS Bulldogs (@MHSTrentSherman) 3 февраля 2019 г.
The team received no life-threatening injuries and is “doing well,” one player wrote.
Everyone from the team is doing well, no life threatening injuries. Please just keep us in your prayers as we all recover. #bulldogstrong— Deaira (@deeaaiirraa_) 3 февраля 2019 г.
The Martinsburg Lady Bulldogs played against Greenbrier East in the tournament earlier in the evening.
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