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Student shares frightening experience after school bus rolls over in Morgan

Posted at 8:15 AM, Dec 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-09 19:10:52-05

MORGAN, Utah — Wet and icy conditions due to strong weather across Utah likely caused a school bus to roll over in Morgan early Thursday.

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The bus, with the driver and 11-year-old student Ty Hancock on board, rolled down the slope of a hill and slid several feet off SR 66.

“I had a weird feeling, I said a quick prayer and I looked up, right as I looked up I heard screeching noises and she was trying to break and she couldn’t," said Hancock. "Well, it just kept accelerating and accelerating and all I saw was a yellow sign and then we tipped over”


Remarkably, neither Hancock or the female driver were injured in the accident. Both crawled out of a window at the front of the bus.

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A Morgan School District spokesperson said the bus hit a patch of slick road with snow and slush, causing the accident around 6:50 a.m.

“Yeah, it was pretty scary, I remember flying everywhere and then I woke up at the middle of the bus,” Hancock said.

While no cause has been identified for the crash, Hancock said the driver did the best she could under the circumstances

“A lot of people are saying it was her skills and she’s bad at driving, and I honestly think I would have been dead if it wasn’t for her driving.”