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Kasim Hardaway

Gov. Nixon tells Missourians to wear their seat belts

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has a simple but important message for all drivers and passengers out there: wear a seat belt.

Nixon learned the hard way after a recent car accident.

The car accident occurred earlier this month. Nixon was in the backseat of a Highway Patrol car that was rear ended on the Jefferson City highway.

“I would recommend that all Missourians — including me — wear a seat belt whenever available,” Nixon told KCTV5.

He explained that moments before the accident occurred he was reaching down to grab a briefcase located on the other side of the vehicle.

According to STL Today, Nixon suffered from neck pain after the accident but was treated and released by the hospital.

Missouri Law does not require back seat passengers to wear a seat belt, however Nixon advised all passengers to buckle up.

Boy crashes school bus into Kansas Stadium

The Central Kansas School District must allot a vast amount of their funds to vehicle repairs after a child took the wheel and drove a school bus into a wall of a football stadium.

The crash took place Jan. 17 shortly after 10 a.m. at Southeast of Saline Secondary School.

According to KWCH-TV, the child was not seriously injured in the crash.

However, the wall the bus crashed into was partly demolished and the bus was heavily damaged after crashing into the wall which supported the stadium press box.

Saline County Sheriff’s deputies are now trying to determine how the child was even able to get behind the wheel.

According to KCTV5, the superintendent at Southeast of Saline School District says that the child was not a student of the school.

Currently there has been no information released on the child.

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