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18 Injured in Houston School Bus Accident

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Jarod Cassidy2 years ago

At least 18 East Texas high school students were injured on Tuesday when a school bus collided with a tractor-trailer on a Houston freeway.

Details of the Houston School Bus Crash

According to KTXS, the collision occurred around 2:30 pm on U.S. 59 near Bush Intercontinental airport.

The bus was carrying between 20 and 30 Cleveland High School students, ages 13 to 16, as part of a field trip when the crash happened.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

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

  • 3,377 people were killed in auto accidents in Texas in 2013 – an average of one death every 2 hours and 36 minutes.
  • Another 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents in 2013 with 89,270 people suffering a serious injury.
  • TxDOT estimates a reportable crash occurred every 71 seconds in 2013.

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