More than a dozen students and two drivers were injured last Thursday afternoon in the Texas Panhandle area when a school bus and car collided. According to Amarillo police, investigations into the cause of the accident continued into Friday; however, no details on what exactly took place were immediately released. The bus that was involved in the accident was transporting Amarillo Independent School District students on a field trip. The bus departed de Zavala Middle School Thursday afternoon with forty-one students and a driver. It was not clear how long after the bus departed the school that the accident occurred.
Authorities stated that thirteen students sustained minor injuries. Those students were transported to local hospitals as a precautionary measure. The bus driver, after initially declining medical attention, was also later transported to a hospital for the treatment of minor injuries. The driver of the automobile involved in the crash remained hospitalized as of last Friday. No immediate details were released on the driver’s condition. Another school bus arrived sometime after the accident to transport the children who were not injured. No charges were filed against either driver immediately following the crash.
At least 15 hurt in Amarillo school bus accident, www.palmbeachpost.com November 22, 2013
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