Archive for Thursday, August 28, 2003

Bus bound for school, hit by truck

August 28, 2003

A truck, driven by a Basehor-Linwood High School student, collided with a school district bus on the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 20 on 166th Street, north of Stillwell Road.

The truck driven by Heath Pendelton, 16, a junior at Basehor-Linwood High School, was heading north on 166th Street behind a full-size bus at approximately 7:30 a.m., according to the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Department report.

Officers said Pendelton's pickup struck the rear of the bus when the bus slowed to allow animals to cross the road just north of Stillwell Road. Pendelton refused medical treatment at the scene; school officials said he has returned to school.

Pendelton's passenger, Anthony Sharpton, a sophomore at Basehor-Linwood High School, was transported to Providence Medical Center for treatment of injuries considered non-life threatening.

Sharpton was admitted in fair condition and released from the hospital Aug. 22. He has not yet returned to school, school officials said.

The bus, heading toward Basehor-Linwood High School, carried six students and the driver. None of the passengers or the driver reported injuries, police said.

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