HS Basketball Team Hospitalized After Bus Overturns

Several coaches and players were injured
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 19, 2016 4:49 PM CDT
A school bus carrying the Griffith High boys basketball team overturned in Demotte, Indiana, on Saturday.   (Jonathan Miano)
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(Newser) – 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 on Saturday, the AP reports. School officials said 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. Several players and coaches were injured in the accident, and everyone involved was taken to the hospital. Indiana State Police Sgt. Alan Jamerson told the Post-Tribune there were no serious injuries, but coach David Garrett was airlifted from a hospital in Kankakee, Illinois, to the University of Chicago Hospital. The nature of his injuries was unclear. The semifinal game was postponed. (Read more bus accident stories.)

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