Lindsey Hicks' 2003 Mazda Protege' sits in the right lane of the south-bound side of US-59 about a mile north of the Corrigan city limits.
Watch for School Buses, CORRIGAN, September 29, 2011 - At approximately 4 pm on September 29, 2011, a tan 2003 Mazda Protege' driven by Lindsey Michelle Hicks, 25, of Corrigan, was south-bound on US-59 in the Pine Creek area. Hicks failed to notice (in time) a Corrigan School Bus that was legally stopped on the road. By time Hicks spotted the bus, she was too close and going to fast. Hicks slammed on her brakes but still slammed into the back of the bus. According to Hicks, she got distracted by her 1 and 2 year old babies in the back and took her eyes off the road. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Corrigan Volunteer Fire Department, Corrigan P.D., and Troopers David Flowers, Kevin Burman, and David Morris. Fortunately, nobody was injured in the accident One lane to traffic (right lane) was blocked during investigation and cleanup. Hicks did have insurance. According to Trooper Flowers, Hicks will be issued a citation for failure to control speed. A rollback wrecker from Riley Wrecker Service recovered Hicks' vehicle and it will be stored in Corrigan. The scene was cleared shortly after 5 pm.
Hicks' airbags deployed.
Hicks' vehicle was recovered by Riley Wrecker Service out of Corrigan.