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8 Dassel-Cokato Students Injured In School Bus Crash

A Dassel-Cokato school bus crash near Kingston injured 8 students Friday morning. The State Patrol reported the crash occurred at 7:15 a.m., at Highway 15 and County Road 21, north of Dassel.

There was dense fog with visibility less than 200′ at the time of the accident. The Dassel-Cokato School Bus, driven by John Rokala, 78, stopped at the stop sign, then proceeded to cross Highway 15. The school bus was hit by a 2004 Chevrolet pick-up truck driven by Daniel Schneider, 28, of Kimball.

According to the State Patrol report, there were 17 students on the bus. Two students were taken to a Litchfield hospital and six were taken to a hospital in Hutchinson. None of the injuries were life-threatening. The drivers of the bus and pickup truck also had minor injuries.

Meeker County Sheriff’s office and the State Patrol were on the scene investigating the crash. Because the crash involved a school bus, investigators will thoroughly inspect the bus. Personnel from Dassel Fire and Rescue squads, Watkins – Cokato ambulances, and Gold Cross Ambulance also responded.

Who Can File a Claim?

It is scary to have your child injured while riding on a school bus. When you entrust your child to the care of the school bus driver, you never expect that your child will be injured in a school bus crash.

If you have a child who has who has sustained an injury in a school bus accident, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer. The Minneapolis personal injury attorneys at TSR Injury Law, have years of experience and will work tirelessly to ensure you receive fair compensation for your child’s injuries. Call (612) TSR-TIME or submit our contact form.

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