Leigh School Bus Rolls, Two Receive Non-Life-Theatening Injuries

STANTON - Two Leigh Community School students were injured this morning when a school bus rolled into a creek bed. Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger says the injuries to the girls, ages 8 and 9, were non-life-threatening, and the students were taken to Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk for treatment. A third student was treated at the Leigh school and was being taken for further treatment by her parents. Unger says the bus had 20 students on board and was headed east on 827th Road about nine miles northwest of Leigh at 8 a.m. this morning. The driver, Gary Brabec, 63, of Leigh, apparently lost control. The bus left the roadway and rolled onto its side about four feet down into the creek bed. The two girls who were injured were seated toward the middle of the bus. Uninjured students were taken from the scene by local residents in personal vehicles. Rescue units from Leigh, Madison and Stanton responded to the accident scene. LifeNet medical helicopter was also called to the scene, but did not land. Unger says the Stanton County Sheriff’s Department continues to investigate the accident.