Team bus overturns in Indiana, coach airlifted to hospital
SATURDAY UPDATE: Authorities say a driver who spilled a drink on herself sideswiped a bus carrying an Indiana high school boys basketball team, causing it to overturn on an interstate.
Indiana State Police Sgt. Ann Wojas says 23-year-old Dominique T. Small of Terre Haute was southbound on Interstate 65 Saturday when the lid of her drink came off.
Small tried to grab it and lost control of her car, then sideswiped the bus as it traveled in the adjacent southbound lane near DeMotte.
The bus was carrying 27 Griffith High School players and staff who were traveling to a state semifinal game in Lafayette.
One coach was airlifted to University of Chicago Hospital. The other people on the bus were taken to area hospitals.
Wojas says none of the injuries were life-threatening.
A northwest Indiana high school basketball coach has been airlifted to a hospital after a bus carrying 26 players and staff overturned on an interstate.
School officials said Saturday the Griffith High School boys basketball team was traveling to a state semifinal game in Lafayette when the rollover occurred on Interstate 65 near DeMotte.
Superintendent Peter Morikis says "several of our players and coaches were injured." He says everyone on the bus was taken to one of three local hospitals.
Indiana State Police Sgt. Alan Jamerson told The Post-Tribune earlier Saturday (trib.in/22uAjae) there were no serious injuries.
Morikis says freshman coach David Garrett was taken to a hospital in Kankakee, Illinois. He was later airlifted to University of Chicago Hospital. Morikis didn’t describe his injuries.
Saturday’s game has been postponed.