THEODORE, Ala. (WPMI) Authorities say 16 people have been taken to several local hospitals after a small bus collided with a car in Theodore.
Sgt. Joe Piggott said Melissa Hayes drove the bus carrying five adults and nine children aged 11 to 12-years-old. The principal at Riverhill School in Florence, Ala., confirms the children are from that school.
The bus and a small car collided around 2:30 p.m. on Dauphin Island Parkway and Fowl River Road Monday.
The principal says the children, who are on a field trip, got to Dauphin Island Sunday night. They had planned to stay until Thursday. We're told they were headed to Felix's Fish Camp on the Causeway for dinner when the accident happened.
Officials say the children were taken to the hospital as a precaution. They are expected to be okay. The driver of the car, Vallorie Reynolds Hall, was flown to USA Medical Center and is in critical condition. State Troopers say there are no fatalities in the accident.
Greer's employees say a man busted out the window of the van to rescue the children inside.