On Saturday, a girls high school basketball team’s bus flipped in West Virginia. A report says that everyone aboard the bus has been medically cleared except one student who was seriously injured and had been airlifted to a trauma center.
A leading news channel said that the update regarding the accident came early Sunday in an email from Berkeley County Public Schools.
One of the channels took the concern to Twitter and in one of the posts wrote:
“We just received an email from Berkeley County Public Schools saying ALL involved in the bus crash have been medically cleared including the student flown to the trauma center.”
A total of sixteen people were injured in the accident, but no details have been found regarding how the accident took place and whether other vehicles were involved in the crash, as per recent reports.
Local sources say that the team was from Martinsburg High School and had played at the Big Atlantic Classic at the Beckley-Raleigh Convention Center. Following the incident, coach Kyle Triggs thanked all the well-wishers for their prayers over Twitter and shared that all students are now doing good.
The post over twitter read:
“I just want to say thank you to all the prayers and well wishes…we are all doing ok! We appreciate the well wishes!! #BulldogStrong”
Late Saturday, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice had released a statement on Twitter:
“I ask all West Virginians to join me in praying for the coaches, players, and all those associated with the Martinsburg high school girls basketball team after they were involved in a vehicle accident tonight on I-64,” he wrote.
Authorities were informed about the incident through a call at 8:49 p.m. and emergency personnel were still on the scene at 10 p.m.
Beckley is about 124 miles northwest of Roanoke, Va.