NC girls' volleyball team bus plunges down embankment; 14 hurt

One person was air-lifted to a hospital and the others were transported to area hospitals after a school bus fell 30 feet down an embankment


By Associated Press 

MOORESBORO, N.C. — A bus carrying a high school girls' volleyball team plunged 30 feet (9 meters) down a wooded embankment in North Carolina, injuring 14 people.

Photos from the scene show the bus surrounded by broken tree limbs late Monday night near Coxes Creek Mountain.

WLOS-TV reports one person had to be air-lifted to a hospital and others were transported to area hospitals.

McDowell County Emergency Management Director William Kehler tells news outlets that none of the victims' injuries appear to be life-threatening.

Principal Dianna Bridges confirmed the bus was carrying students from Mooresboro's Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy, which is about 50 miles (80 kilometers) southeast of Asheville, North Carolina. In a Facebook post , the school says several players, two coaches and the driver were hurt. The students were on their way back from a match.

 

Dear Gryphon Family, We are writing to share some unfortunate news. Last evening, on their return trip from a match at...

Posted by Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy- A Challenge Foundation Academy on Tuesday, August 27, 2019

 

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