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6 Children Hospitalized in Texas Bus Collision

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

Six students were transported to various Southeast Texas hospitals after an 18-wheeler collided with a Kirbyville Consolidated ISD school bus just south of Jasper Wednesday morning.

18-Wheeler Strikes School Bus in Jasper County

According to KBMT 12 News, the bus was making its last pick-up on Highway 96 around 7:30 am when it was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler, leaving several children injured. 52 students were on the bus at the time of the accident; fortunately, all the children and both drivers survived the crash.

A DPS report indicates that the bus was at a complete stop and had all emergency lights on when the 2007 Freightliner slammed in to the parked bus, striking the bus’s back left corner panel.

Investigations into the accident are ongoing as DPS Troopers attempt to account for all factors that may have contributed to the collision. No charges have been filed yet.

Trucking Accident Statistics

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

  • 3,921 people were killed in trucking accidents in 2012, marking a 4-percent increase from 2011 when 3,781 fatalities were recorded.
  • Another 104,000 people were injured in trucking accidents in 2012 – an 18-percent increase from 88,000 in 2011.
  • Of those killed in trucking accidents in 2012:


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