A school bus was driving the Griffith High School’s boys basketball team and six adults o a state semi-final game when it flipped into a ditch. Indiana State Police determined that a motorist in another car spilled a drink on herself, which caused her to sideswipe the bus. More than two dozen individuals were injuried due to spill of a drink.
Martin Schele, a high school point guard for the team team, stated the incident happened approximately 45 minutes into the trip, and that people were “ricocheting off the bus” as the vehicle was flipping, according to an interview that aired on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
“So when the bus finally settled down and stopped flipping, everybody was just screaming,” Schele recalled. “Objects were flying everywhere from the top to the bottom of the floor. All of the teammates started rushing out the emergency door to find a way out.”
Schele reported that the bus was out of control for about 30 seconds.
“Once we got out — it was a grassy area — everyone panicked,” he recalled. “Our coach and assistant coach was making sure everyone was okay, and the players were walking around making sure everyone was okay.”
Everyone on board the vehicle was sent to the hospital. All injuries are reported to be non-life-threatening.
“We are all sore but other than that no serious injuries,” said player Anthony Quintero.
“God performed a miracle for them; truly a miracle that nobody is deceased,” said Dawn Jones, resident of Griffith.
The team members are very thankful that no one has suffered any serious injuries, and that the community is invested in their well-being and recuperation. It is great to see such people come together and show their support
“Seeing all these people here supporting us really makes us happy, makes us get back on [our] feet and give us the adrenaline to get started over again and bring back a state ring,” said Teammate.
Sources: WLS-TV News, ABC News,