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20 Temple Students Injured in Bus Crash

Author Jarod Cassidy

At least 20 Temple ISD students were transported to area hospitals after four school buses collided on the way to a football game Friday night, according to KXXV.

Details of the Temple School Bus Crash

Witness reports indicate the buses were carrying a total of 100 students, many of whom were band members and cheerleaders, when the incident occurred. The buses were traveling to Bryan for a playoff game.

A school district employee stated an 18-wheeler was also involved in the in the chain reaction accident.

Most of the injuries reported involved scrapes, bruises, and sore necks. Students were treated at Baylor Scott & White in Temples as well as at a hospital in Cameron.

Texas Traffic Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,534 people were killed in auto accidents in 2014 – roughly one death every 2 hours and 29 minutes.
  • 1,974 deaths, 55.86-percent of recorded traffic fatalities, were attributed to auto accidents that occurred in rural areas of the state.
  • An additional 237,941 people were injured in auto accident sin 2014 with 17,152 people sustaining incapacitating injuries.
  • TxDOT estimates a reportable crash occurred every 66 seconds.

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Oklahoma Woman Who Plowed into Homecoming Crowd Was Not Intoxicated

Author Chelcy Williams

The woman accused of killing four people and injuring more than a dozen people at Oklahoma State University's Oct. 24 homecoming parade was not intoxicated during the time of the incident.

BAC Findings Leave Questions as to the Cause of the Fatal Accident

Adacia Avery Chambers, 25, had a blood alcohol content below the minimum level according to court papers.

Reuters reports that Chambers’ defense attorney filed a brief on Thursday with the Payne County District Court which stated Chambers had her blood drawn on the day of the accident with reuslts showing a blood alcohol content of 0.01 percent.

The police department in Stillwater, Oklahoma is not able to comment specifically on the case or the accuracy of the brief's contents due to a gag order.

However, the suspect's father, Floyd Chambers, and her attorney have said she has a history of mental illness and sought treatment twice in recent years.

Chambers is facing four counts of second-degree murder and 46 counts of assault and battery. She is being held on a $1 million bond and is due back in court on Dec. 10.

National Auto Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 32,719 people were killed in auto accidents in the United States in 2013 – a slight decrease from the 33,782 deaths recorded in 2012.
  • Of those killed in 2013:
  • An additional 2,313,000 people were injured in auto accidents in 2013.

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Chipotle Stock Tumbles as E. Coli Outbreak Reaches 6 States

Author Nick Slovikoski

Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill have dropped to an 18-month low as officials confirm an E. coli strain linked to Chipotle restaurants has spread across six states, Reuters reports.

Investigators Work to Determine Source of Outbreak

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported 45 people sick from the E. coli O26 outbreak strain, and of those, 43 reported eating at Chipotle.

Sixteen people have been hospitalized and no deaths have been reported.

The outbreak has been recorded in six states: California, Minnesota, New York, Washington, Oregon, and Ohio.

This outbreak is the third food safety lapse this year by Chipotle, driving away customers and denting stock prices. The source of the E. coli outbreak has not been found.

Chipotle has hired food safety consultants to test food and change preparation procedure. Investigators suspect produce as the source, but it has not been confirmed.

About E. Coli

The following information was provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • While most strains of E. coli are harmless and exist as part of a healthy human intestinal tract, some strains can result in illness.
  • Normally, a person will become ill within three days of being exposed to a pathogenic strain of E. coli.
  • While symptoms of E. coli infection can vary, the CDC notes that the vast majority of consumer infected after eating at a Chipotle restaurant reported diarrheal symptoms.

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