NESS COUNTY — More than 20 people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday night that involved a school bus in western Kansas, Ness County Sheriff Brandon Mitchell said.
KWCH-TV reported 22 people — 20 students and two adults — received treatment for injuries at Ness County Hospital in Ness City.
Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Mike Racy told The Capital-Journal that around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, Kansas Highway Patrol troopers responded to the crash on K-96 at J. Road in Ness County.
Racy said the Ness County High School basketball team was traveling home from a basketball game from Dighton when a pickup truck made a U-turn in front of the bus.
The bus struck the front drivers side of the pickup.
Racy couldn't confirm the Ness County Sheriff's Office's count of how many of the students were injured due to parents transporting some of the kids to the hospital.
Racy did say the driver of the pickup and the bus driver were both transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.
The Associated Press reported about 40 people were on the bus.
None of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening.
Ness City school district superintendent Derek Reinhardt told KWCH injuries included bumps and bruises, as well as some concussions.