Local church van rolls over in NE Oklahoma, 3 children injured

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ADAIR, Okla. – Officials say a church bus crashed on the Will Rogers Turnpike Monday afternoon.

Initial reports indicate a 15-passenger van with children and adults from the Fresh Fire Outreach Church in Shawnee rolled over near Adair, Oklahoma.

The church van was reportedly on its way to the Champions For Christ Youth Rally in Branson.

While they were on the turnpike, the van had a tire blowout on the right side, sending the van rolling off the road.

Troopers say that no one was ejected from the van, and thankfully, no one was killed.

According to Eliza Robertson from Fresh Fire, there were nine people in the van. Of the seven kids in the van, three of the children are at St. Francis. Neither of the two adults were injured.

Reports say one of the children suffered a collapsed lung, two others suffered a broken arm, and one also has a broken pelvis.

Here is cell phone video submitted from someone who was driving down the turnpike shortly after the accident happened.

 

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