Injured students recovering after Wichita school bus crash

Lyon Co. Sheriff Office
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WICHITA Kan. -- Luis Garduno has twin boys, Alex and Eduardo. Both are recovering after being hurt in a school bus crash Wednesday morning.

The bus was on its way to Topeka for a field trip and was full of Wichita Park Elementary students when it slid off the road and rolled into a ditch.

Garduno said his son Alex hurt his collarbone. Eduardo was seriously hurt and had to be taken to Kansas City Children's Mercy Hospital to undergo eye surgery. Garduno said Eduardo is not taking it well.

"When he looked at it in the mirror he got really sad," said Garduno. "He's really struggling because he feels sad. He thinks it's going to stay like that. I try to comfort him and tell him it's going to be okay."

Garduno said he is not mad at anyone, but he does have one concern.

"Why don't the school buses have seat belts? Police always demand seat belts in every car," said the boys' father. "Why don't school buses have seat belts?"

Garduno said he hopes this serves as a wakeup call for schools across Kansas to install seat belts in school buses. He also said if kids are going on a field trip and the weather is bad, the school should cancel the field trip and not put the kids at risk.