UPDATE: Cause found in New Lisbon bus accident, driver let go

Multiple injuries after school bus crash in New Lisbon

Investigation into the New Lisbon bus accident January 6 is still ongoing, but investigators have determined a cause.

A release from the Juneau County Sheriff’s office Wednesday says “the road was ice covered and slippery in numerous spots. That being said, a vehicle operator is required to drive according to the existing road conditions.”

The bus rolled over on Welch Prairie Road east of the City of Lisbon at 7:36 Wednesday morning. The bus driver, John Knox of New Lisbon, was issued two citations; one for “failure to have the vehicle under control,” and another for “inattentive driving.”

Brown Bus Service Inc. out of Elroy said in a statement, “In the best interest of safety for the children after the investigation the driver was terminated.”

Seven children were transported to Hess Memorial Hospital in Mauston, and an unknown number of parents took their children in to be checked on after being released from the scene.

Passersby helped children out of the bus at the scene.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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The Juneau County Sheriff’s Office says multiple children were sent to the hospital with minor injuries after a school bus rolled over Wednesday morning.

The bus rolled over on Welch Prairie Road east of the City of Lisbon at 7:36 Wednesday morning.

Seven children were transported to Hess Memorial Hospital in Mauston by an ambulance. An unknown number of other children were also taken to the hospital by their parents. New Lisbon Superintendent Dennis Birr says a school nurse and EMTs evaluated other students who were on the bus. Birr says most injuries were bumps and bruises.

Authorities say people passing by on the road helped get the children out of the bus.

The cause of the rollover is still under investigation.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Multiple people were injured Wednesday morning when a school bus overturned in New Lisbon.

Police say it happened around 7:30 a.m. on Welch Prairie Rd. between New Lisbon and Mauston.

Police tell News 8, the reported injuries were all minor.

Stay with News 8 and News8000.com for the latest on this developing story.

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