'I have no more brakes:' No serious injuries after school bus overturns exiting I-5

SHORELINE, Wash. -- Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused a school bus to lose control Saturday night as it was exiting I-5.

Ten people, including eight students, had to be taken to the hospital. Those students were returning to King’s High School in Shoreline after competing in a basketball tournament in Mount Vernon.

“A couple bumps, besides that, that's it,” said David Barhanovich, who knows he’s lucky that he only suffered a concussion, when the school bus he was riding in overturned.

His dad was worried when he got to the accident scene.

“I saw the bus turned over and things everywhere,” said John Barhanovich. “I thought there's somebody really hurt here.”

The bus driver, a basketball coach and several students were taken to the hospital, but no one had serious injuries.

Barhanovich says the driver said something about not having any brakes, then the bus started picking up speed on the freeway off-ramp.

“Somehow, inside of that thing rolling over and over and over, it kind of fish-tailed and just stayed on one side and skidded to a stop.”

Investigators with the Washington State Patrol said the brakes on the bus appeared to be working Sunday, so it could be a while before they figure out what went wrong.

School officials said all of their buses passed the last inspection in 2014.

“We have eight buses in our fleet, and we pass Washington state standards,” said head of schools Eric Rasmussen. “We have our buses inspected by Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission. “

The school would not comment on whether they’ll be looking into the actions of the driver.

“Our concern is just for her to get back and get well, we'll kind of cross that bridge as we move forward.”

Barhanovich said he thinks the driver did an amazing job of keeping everyone safe. He also trusts that the school has been doing everything possible to keep the buses in safe, working condition.

“This was a freak accident, I’ve rode buses, my kids have rode school buses, and there have been no problems whatsoever,” he said.

Rasmussen hopes other parents feel that way. He says they drive kids to and from school and extracurricular activities every day, and this is the first time they’ve had an accident like this.

“I feel like we're doing an outstanding job to provide a safe environment and transportation for our kids,” he says. “This was just very unfortunate.”

The bus involved in the accident did have an onboard camera. WSP will be looking at that to see if it can help with their investigation.

There is no school Monday, but officials are trying to re-work their routes and schedules so they can provide transportation for everyone on Tuesday even though they’ll have one less bus in operation.