Fiery Texas school bus crash sends more than a dozen to hospital
POSTED: Friday, April 27, 2012 - 5:33pm
UPDATED: Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 3:15pm
Seguin — More than a dozen people were injured in a fiery four-vehicle accident south of Seguin Friday morning.
The accident happened around 6:30 a.m. Friday on Highway 123.
Officials say a car headed south on Highway 123 pulled over to the right side of the road to allow an 18-wheeler traveling behind it to pass.
The big rig clipped the car, causing it to spin into oncoming traffic and collide with a Seguin Independent School District school bus carrying students to Barnes Middle School and Seguin High School.
The bus was then hit by a different car traveling behind it. A small fire started in one of the vehicles and then spread to the other three.
The driver of the gravel truck was taken to a hospital in San Antonio.
Nine students and three adults were taken to Guadalupe Regional Medical Center. Some of those victims were reportedly treated and released.
According to a GRMC news release forwarded Friday afternoon, all patients currently being treated at the hospital are in stable condition, and two patients were transferred by ambulance to trauma centers in San Antonio.
A Seguin ISD spokesperson said counselors are at Barnes Middle School and Seguin High School to talk to students and staff about the accident. School officials are also at the hospitals to assist the families of the injured students.
Seguin ISD officials say the school bus had just been purchased three weeks ago and was equipped with some of the latest safety features.